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.
Help Us Stop More Nuclear at Piketon, OH!!
February 4th, 2011
Ohio University has been given a half-million-dollar grant by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) to study public opinion on the future of the nuclear site at Piketon, OH. The DOE has heavily promoted nuclear at the site for years. Why are they funding this study? Read more about the PORTSfuture study and sign up to attend one of the OU meetings or participate in the visioning.
Your help is needed to have our voices heard in this massive study.
WANTED: Sierra Club members and friends to attend one of these PORTSfuture meetings. Residents of Pike, Jackson, Scioto and Ross Counties are particularly needed!
- Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 – 8 pm at the PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Road in Chillicothe
- Thursday, March 17 from 5:30 – 8 pm at the Scioto County Welcome Center, 342 Second Street in Portsmouth.
They are asking people to RSVP at (740) 593–2222 or info@PORTSfuture.com if you plan to attend, but please don’t stay home because you think you haven’t sent in an RSVP in time.
If you would like to attend either of these meetings, you may contact Pat Marida at email@example.com for more information on carpooling.
- Ohio University is organizing several Visioning Teams comprised of community members to represent the many perspectives that the community will have on the PORTS site’s future. Residents of Jackson, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties are invited to participate by becoming a member of a Visioning Team, hosting a meeting in your community, or sharing your ideas and opinions on the PORTSfuture website. If you are able to join a visioning team, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is more information at www.PORTSfuture.com, where OU will post information and updates on their outreach project.
Read Pat Marida’s short article about the PORTSfuture study and why it is important for people to participate PatM.PORTSfutureNLart
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