Sewage overflows continued to plague Ohio this spring, and Cincinnati led the way.Did you know that Ohio leads the nation in Combined Sewer Overflows, and that Cincinnati is the third worst city in the country?
Keep Radioactive Fracking Waste out of Ohio’s Landfills
The fracking industry has a problem – it generates toxic, radioactive waste in the forms of mud from drilling, and liquid from the chemical cocktails used to get fossil fuels from deep underground – and they don’t know where to put it.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
December 14th, 2010
Making your voice heard is an important aspect to any environmental issue that impacts us. One way to speak out and make your voice heard is to testify at a public hearing. Public hearings are held for almost all important issues that may impact local communities or impact our environment. Practicing your speech or public comments is a good way to get rid of the stage fright most of us feel when we have to speak in front of a crowd. You can practice by writing out your comments beforehand, keep the comments short and to the point, and practice your testimony in front of friends or family.
Here are some examples of testimony the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter has given:
Jen Miller, Presented to the Ohio House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Apr 15, 2011
Jen Miller, Presented to the Public Utilities Committee and Ohio House of Representatives, Mar 23, 2011
CJ George, Presented to the Board of Building Standards, Dec 10, 2010
CJ George, Presented to the OEPA, Dec 13, 2010