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.
In June 2014, Governor Kasich signed into law a bill that guts Ohio’s clean energy and efficiency standards. Passing this new law was not enough for Ohio’s utilities, though.
Now, Ohio’s largest electric utilities, AEP, Duke, and FirstEnergy are seeking to keep a number of Ohio’s oldest and dirtiest power plants open for years to come.
And they want you and me to pay for it.
Support Drinking Water Protection, Comment Period Extended to April 16
January 13th, 2010
Let the U.S. EPA know that you support basic protection for the MICHINDOH aquifer, the primary source of drinking water for more than 385,000 people in parts of NW Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. The comment period has been extended to April 16.
The City of Bryan, with the support of local citizens and communities, asked the U.S. EPA to designate the MICHINDOH aquifer as a “sole source aquifer.” This means that the aquifer is the sole source of drinking water for a nine county region, including Williams county and part of Defiance and Fulton counties. This designation includes additional consideration for federally funded projects that could potentially contaminate the water.
After careful analysis, the City of Bryan concluded, “The MICHINDOH aquifer system is a well-defined, valuable resource that represents the sole source of drinking water for the region’s residents and could not be replaced without imposing significant financial difficulties for the drinking water users.”
U.S. EPA will accept written comments until April 16. Find out more by visiting the Bryan Municipal Utilities website.