Extreme weather events, such as our current heat wave mentioned in "Heat advisory; fireworks still on," are on the rise and scientists warn that global warming will bring even more extreme weather in the future. We know power plants are the largest single source of the carbon pollution they could spew into our air.
Right now, President Barack Obama and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are working to fix this. They've proposed the first-ever carbon pollution standards for new power plants - a truly historic step towards cleaning up the largest single source of carbon pollution, and helping to guard against even more extreme weather for Ohio and the country.
A record number of Americans already have spoken out in support of the proposed standards, and I urge the EPA to finish the job on these standards and also develop standards for existing power plants - our safety and our environment are depending on it.
Craig Gibson, Tiffin,