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.
The Ohio Chapter’s Agriculture Committee works to address environmental and public health concerns by:
• Working in partnership with statewide groups to challenge factory farm expansions or new facilities proposed in Ohio communities.
• Urging state agencies and lawmakers to support requirements that prevent factory farm pollution, and ensure adequate enforcement of laws.
• Encouraging proper labeling of food products to inform consumers about the presence of antibiotics and hormones.
• Encouraging local, sustainable food production such as organic farms, school gardens and community gardens in vacant lots.
• Educating the public about the impacts of our food decisions on global climate change.
Want to join our work?
The Agriculture Committee invites you to get involved. Contact Tony Szilagye to find out how you can help.