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
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.
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.
October 22nd, 2013
The Ohio Water Sentinel Program’s Little Cuyahoga River team started monitoring in the spring of 2012. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, their great work is making headlines!
To learn more about the Ohio Water Sentinel Program, visit our program page.
October 21st, 2013
This Thursday, from 5 – 11pm, grab a bite at Chili’s restaurant in one of four locations in NE Ohio and Chili’s will donate 15% of your purchase to the Sierra Club Ohio Chapter Clean Water Campaign!
This event made possible through our Earth Month partnership with Aveda. Learn more about Earth Month with Aveda by visiting their website.
October 15th, 2013
My name is Myra Morehart and I am in my fifth year at the University of Cincinnati studying English. I have lived in Cincinnati my entire life and love this city. I want to do everything I can to make Cincinnati a cleaner and greener place. Johnna Jackson and I have been working together on a campaign called Cincinnati Past Plastic hoping to educate the community on plastic waste and to push the city to place a small fee on single-use plastic bags. This year we hope to host more screenings of the film Bag-It, educate folks on plastic waste at more community events, get as many postcards signed as possible, and to introduce our proposed legislation to City Council.
Let’s move Cincinnati PAST PLASTIC!
October 9th, 2013
I’m back! Hi, I’m Amy Francis and returning this semester as a Clean Water fellow at the University of Cincinnati. Working with the Sierra Club is a perfect fit for me, as I can apply what I learn as an Environmental Studies student, and have a lot of fun doing it. Read More
October 9th, 2013
My name is Eric Nestor and I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, with a concentration in Environmental Science, from Lake Erie College. I am currently attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks online, working on a Master degree within the Earth Science and Geology Department. Read More