Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
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.