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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


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 Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers.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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Fight for Ohio’s State Forests – No Logging!


Shawnee State Forest trail next to logging site. Which is the trail? Where are the logging roads? Why can’t we tell?

Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action

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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.


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For the past 7 years, Sierra Club and Aveda have been teaming up to restore, improve, and protect Ohio’s freshwater resources.  Together we are making Ohio a cleaner, healthier place to live, one stream, one wetland, one drop at a time.

Watch our 2013 Earth Month Video to Learn More!

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Raw sewage Did you know every time it rains the health of Ohio’s waterways are threatened by sewage?

Ohio has over 1,000 combined sewage overflow points and is mandated to reduce overflows under the clean water act.  Collectively our communities have invested over 1.3 billion dollars to fix combine sewers since 2007.  While combined sewage is a huge challenge for Ohio it can also be a great opportunity for sustainability.  Read more to learn what you can do to protect Ohio’s waterways from combined sewage overflows. Read More

Give Senator Hite a call anytime 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.

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

Being recognized for doing good work is always a welcome boon in the environmental field.  At a recent Earth Day river clean up at the Ohio State Wetlands Research Park, the Ohio Chapter was presented a gracious honor for our hard work to save the Ohio State Wetlands. Read More

During April, the Ohio Chapter Sierra Club is partnering with Aveda Salons, Institutes and Retail Experience Centers to raise support for clean water in Ohio. Together we are protecting our water at the source through action, awareness, and advocacy and we need your help.

Do you care about clean water?  

Find out how you can help.  

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