The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
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.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
The Ohio Chapter Political Committee works to endorse and promote pro-environment candidates at the local, state, and national level. Political Action Committee (PAC) donations are also used to support endorsed candidates.
The committee meets regularly and encourages volunteer participation, particularly during the busy campaign season, to assist with research, phone calls, mailings, and candidate interviews. We are also looking for longer-term volunteer committee members who have knowledge of Ohio politics and wish to be part of the endorsement process.
Contact Eric Britton, Political Committee Chair, if you would like to get involved.