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Opportunities to Take Action

 

Tell Ohio Lawmakers to Vote YES on House Bill 79

This month, Ohio Representatives are considering important legislation (House Bill 79) that will allow utility companies to create energy efficiency programs that enable Ohioans to purchase more efficient technology, reduce their energy usage, and save money. This program will also help reduce pollution, defending the health of our children and communities.

Energy efficiency is one of the easiest ways to eliminate energy waste and lower utility bills through tools such as more efficient air conditioners, smart thermostats, or energy efficient appliances. HB 6 previously eliminated these programs, but HB 79 encourages utilities to bring them back. In short, all Ohioans will reap the benefits of HB 79, but especially our children and most vulnerable neighbors. 

As Ohio representatives consider HB 79 in the coming weeks, we need your help now. Send a message voicing your support for a more affordable, healthy, and reliable energy system in Ohio!


 

Speak Out to Defend Progress on Methane Pollution

In December 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards to curb wasteful methane emissions and other harmful air pollutants from the oil and gas sector. At EEN Action, we celebrated this important milestone for cutting climate-warming methane and associated toxins that have numerous negative impacts on public health, particularly that of our children.

According to the EPA, these safeguards will prevent an estimated 58 million tons of methane being released into the atmosphere from 2024 to 2038, helping the U.S. reach our national climate goals and responsibilities under the Global Methane Pledge. Additionally, the finalized standards will help avoid up to 1,500 premature deaths and 100,000 asthma attacks each year while also creating thousands of new, family-sustaining careers in manufacturing, construction, and maintenance operations.

Unfortunately, these critical safeguards are now under attack. Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolutions have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would repeal these protections and seek to stop similar standards on methane pollution in the future. Join us in telling our leaders in Congress that they must oppose this harmful resolution that would undermine our children’s health and future by sending a message!