Click here to submit public comments to Ohio EPA by November 19.
1.) Insist algae toxin standards be created for Ohio drinking water supplies
2.) Request mandatory testing to occur at community water systems
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.
July 16th, 2013
In case you missed it, here are the nitty-gritty details from the agreement: AEP reached an agreement with other parties to modify its 2007 decree that addresses air pollution under the federal Clean Air Act — what’s called a New Source Review decree — which gave AEP the option to retire the Muskingum River’s fifth unit or refuel it with natural gas.
As the utility companies retire their coal units, it is critical that they we take care of working families, as well as build a greener economy with new clean energy jobs. Across the nation, Americans are finding jobs in the clean energy industry, developing new technology, installing solar panels on rooftops, maintaining wind turbines, and more. We’re glad that AEP’s decision will help create a healthier, safer, and more sustainable planet.
–Dan Sawmiller, Senior Campaign Representative, Ohio and Kentucky Beyond Coal