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Tell Governor Kasich: Protect Ohio Drinking Water!

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Trees, grass, and other native plants act as the last line of defense against chemicals, agricultural and sewage runoff around public drinking water sources. An amendment in the state budget will let neighbors waltz on to municipal or state owned land and cut it down. Take action and tell Governor Kasich to veto this amendment today!

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https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=16075

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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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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

 

 

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

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Carbon pollution rolls from Sammis Coal-fired Power Plant. Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers. credit: Akron Beacon Journal

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.

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Clean Water

Ohio is enriched by its vast water resources, flowing from Lake Erie all the way to the Ohio River. The health and condition of Ohio’s waterways impact our quality of life, as we rely on them for safe drinking water, wildlife habitat, consumable fish, recreation, and shipping. Challenges stem from polluting industries, agricultural and stormwater runoff, urban development, sewer overflows, and more. The campaign advocates for solutions to prevent waterway pollution – working locally to protect our rivers, streams, tributaries, and wetlands across the state. Lake Erie protection is also critical for Ohio and includes efforts by both the Sierra Club Western Lake Erie and Northeast Ohio local groups.

 

Clean Water - Latest News

The Sierra Club, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization, is seeking a independent, dedicated, skilled individual as a Conservation Program Coordinator for the Ohio Chapter’s Clean Water Campaign. The Conservation Program Coordinator while be part time 20 hrs a week with benefits. The Coordinator will work from home with frequent travel throughout North East Ohio and to Columbus.

Interested?  Apply to Today, the Deadline is Jan 20th!!!

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Call Senator Hite today 614- 466-8150

The Great Lakes Compact, signed in 2008, has the potential to safeguard our water supply and foster healthy, sustainable and vibrant communities for centuries to come.  HB 473 breaks that promise and allows industry virtually unlimited water while leaving little for the public and environment.   

HB 473 threatens our water supply by allowing industry to withdraw over 89 million gallons in a single day, leaves our highest quality rivers unprotected, and limits public participation in the permitting process.       

Please Call on Senator  Hite 614-466-8150 to amend Hb 473 to protect Lake Erie! Read More

Check out Clean Water in the NEWS!!!

In Youngstown Ohio, on Saturday Nov. 26,  the Ohio Clean Water Campaign trained local citizens to become water sentinels. Water sentinels work together to share data, information, and protect our water at the source. Check out the excellent story about how citizen scientist are raising fracking awareness.   Read More

October 31st, 2011

Acid Mine Drainage Destroys

It is hard to believe that in 2011, Ohio is still considering permitting strip mining for coal in environmentally sensitive areas.  Yet the proposed 347 acre Joy Hollow strip mine would endanger the high quality Federal Creek Watershed by requiring the relocation of 5.5 miles of streams and destruction of 6 acres of wetlands.

Send a message to Ohio agencies that we need clean energy not strip mines!

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For the most part, the stars lined up for Lake Erie this summer when compared to 2010. The bad news is the combined sewer overflows from the Detroit wastewater plant coming into Lake Erie are amongst the worst ever with 28 billion gallons (1 billion of this is untreated raw sewage) dumped into Lake Erie from January 1 thru August 5, 2011. Read More