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FirstEnergy Solutions blames the current energy market for deciding to close its Ohio coal plant within the next four years. 

A new report ranks Ohio's air quality among the worst in the nation. 

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

Jul 1, 2014

Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches.

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. 

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.

The nation's wind energy industry is growing, and that's helping Ohio, according to a new report by an environmental group.