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 Executive Committee (Ex Com) is the overall governing body of the Ohio Chapter. It makes the broad policy decisions and sets the overall goals that guide the Chapter’s work. There are 15 members, including at-large members and group representatives. All Ohio Chapter Sierra Club members can vote in the annual elections for the at-large members.
Chapter Executive Committee
Chair – Bob Shields
Vice Chair – Enid Nagel
Treasurer – Leslie March
Secretary – Open
Bob Shields, Enid Nagel, Tony Szilagye, Pat Marida, Eric Britton, David Roseman, JP O’Toole, Philip Crume
Central Ohio: Amber Bellamy, Sarah Cercone
Miami: Chris Curran, Andy Betts
Western Lake Erie: Gary Majeski, Tony Szilagye
Salt Springs: George Peya
Portage Trail: Colleen Orsburn,
Northeast Ohio: Jane Halbadel
Council of Chapter Leaders:
Delegate – Eric Britton; Alternate – Enid Nagel
Chapter Conservation Committee
Chair – Dave Roseman (staff – Jed)
Agriculture – Tony Szilagye (staff – Matt)
Energy – Dave Simons (staff – Brian)
Forests – Loraine McCosker & Bob Kyle (staff – Jed)
Fracking – Kathi Scali (staff – Brian, Ben)
Nuclear – Pat Marida (staff – Brian)
Transportation – Chris Curran (staff – Ben)
Water – Jeff Cox (staff – Matt, Ben, Amanda)
Chapter Political Chair
Jed Thorp – Chapter Manager
Matt Trokan – Conservation Program Manager – Water
Ben Wickizer – Conservation Coordinator – Water, Fracking, Transportation
Amanda Keith – Conservation Coordinator – Water
Brian Kunkemoeller – Conservation Coordinator – Energy, Fracking
Appalachia – Loraine McCosker
Central Ohio – Sarah Cercone
Miami – Sam McKinley
Northeast Ohio – Steve McPhee
Portage Trail – JP O’Toole
Salt Springs – George Peya
Western Lake Erie – Kris Moazed
2013 Meeting Schedule:
Meetings are held at the Ohio Chapter office, 131 N. High St., Columbus, OH.
For more information, contact the Ohio Chapter Chair, Bob Shields.