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.
Keep Radioactive Fracking Waste out of Ohio’s Landfills
May 21st, 2013
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.
Right now, ODNR is working to include language in the state budget that would allow fracking waste to be blended with dirt and used as “daily cover” in Ohio’s landfills. We know enough about Ohio’s poor reputation for landfills to be sure that this is not the answer.
This fall, the Ohio legislature will be reviewing landfill regulations. This review – not the budget – is the right time to make appropriate amendments that do the right thing to keep radioactive waste out of landfills.