Natural Resources Defense Council Ohio Utility Blames Market Conditions For Decision To Close Coal-Fired Power Plant By Ohio Public Radio • Sep 1, 2018 Ohio Public Radio FirstEnergy Solutions blames the current energy market for deciding to close its Ohio coal plant within the next four years. NRDC Gives Ohio Poor Marks For Air Quality By Jim Letizia • Jul 13, 2017 A new report ranks Ohio's air quality among the worst in the nation. Portman Pollution Amendment Criticized In $500K Ohio Ad Buy By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Apr 8, 2015 A national environmental group has launched a 500 thousand dollar ad campaign against Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, claiming a federal budget amendment he introduced could undercut the enforceability of the federal Clean Air Act. Standards For Posting Beach Warnings Under Debate By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Jul 1, 2014 Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches. Ohio Beaches Again Ranked Most Polluted In The Nation By Jim Letizia • Jun 27, 2014 An annual report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says ten percent of the nation's beaches are too polluted to meet federal safety benchmarks. Ohio Beaches Still Among Nation's Worst By Jim Letizia • Jul 2, 2013 The Natural Resources Defense Council's annual water-quality report ranks the 61 public beaches along Lake Erie in Ohio as the worst in the nation last year. Industry study show rise in wind energy jobs By Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen • Sep 11, 2012 The nation's wind energy industry is growing, and that's helping Ohio, according to a new report by an environmental group.