Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
Vote No on Issue 2 and Volunteer for Ohio ACT Coalition
September 3rd, 2009
Issue 2 is an inappropriate use of the state constitution. It would amend Ohio’s constitution by creating a politically-appointed board to decide how farm animals will be raised for food, shutting Ohioans out of decisions impacting the food we eat every day. Once cemented into the state constitution, this board could override acts of the state legislature and chill public debate.
Issue 2 is an attempt by big agribusiness to thwart meaningful reform of livestock care practices. Animals raised so closely in cages are a recipe for disaster. Diseases spread and the animals are treated with antibiotics, also leading to antibiotic resistance in humans. But that’s not all. It’s about water and air pollution from the excessive amounts of manure. It’s about Ohio rural families who are afflicted by foul odors and declining property values from livestock factories in their communities.
Opposition to Issue 2 is growing, and your help is needed. The Ohio Farmer’s Union, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, The Center for Food Safety, the Ohio Environmental Stewardship Alliance and many others oppose Issue 2.