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.
Black Lung Victims, Not Coal Industry, to Pay for Oversight!
June 3rd, 2010
Last year, the Ohio Senate refused to require the coal industry to pay their fair share of oversight. Instead, Ohio’s coal industry has come up with a new proposal which the Ohio legislature has passed: to raid the state’s Black Lung Fund.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation manages this fund specifically to help individuals defray the costs of treating this debilitating disease caused by spending decades in a coal mine. Unfortunately, it now looks like this gap in Ohio’s budget will be plugged by black lung victims and their families, not by the coal mining companies. To read the article click here.