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Environmental Defense Fund Report Identifies Ohio as Leader in Reducing Air Emissions and Creating Jobs

This statement can be attributed in whole or in part to Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler.

"The oil and gas industry is growing every day in our state, creating thousands of jobs for Ohioans," Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler said. "This report illustrates Ohio is at the forefront nationally, creating jobs and protecting the environment while reducing emissions from this new industry."

Editors’ Note: The Environmental Defense Fund Report is available online at: http://www.edf.org/us-methane-mitigation-industry.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.

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