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.
The Climate Action Campaign is here to support and defend the Environmental Protection Agency as it rolls out regulations on carbon pollution and America starts acting on climate. The EPA has determined that carbon pollution is detrimental to human health, to the environment, and furthers climate disruption. Climate disruption is one of the most important issues that we are facing today and we need to take action in anyway we can. Even the United States Military has deemed climate change as a threat to national security. There are many ways to help us build this movement and we need people like you to help. Find out more by contacting the Energy Committee Chair, Dave Simons.
By 2030, the steady and responsible steps EPA is taking will:
· Cut carbon emission from the power sector by 30 percent nationwide below 2005 levels, which is equal to the emissions from powering more than half the homes in the United States for one year;
· Cut particle pollution, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide by more than 25 percent as a co-benefit;
· Avoid up to 6,600 premature deaths, up to 150,000 asthma attacks in children, and up to 490,000 missed work or school days—providing up to $93 billion in climate and public health benefits; and
· Shrink electricity bills roughly 8 percent by increasing energy efficiency and reducing demand in the electricity system.
3rd Annual National Climate Assessment