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.
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