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 9th, 2013
Ever since Alexis was a child she always had a passion for the woods. In the small town of Chagrin Falls, Ohio she would always run into the local woods and always find interest in tiny critters. From tadpoles to toads, salamanders, and crawfish Alexis would always bring these creepy crawlers home as her new friends. Her mother; who didn’t understand why she would bring them home disliked it, but always supported her.
October 8th, 2013
My name is Kadiatou Diarra, I’m seeking a bachelors degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Cincinnati, and I am from Mauritania. I have a curiosity to know how humans and animals interact with and in their environment and the consequences of environmental quality. Read More
September 27th, 2013
Natasha was born and raised in Romania and is new to the state of Ohio. She is a Natural Resources student at Oregon State University, where she is focusing her studies on policy and conservation. Natasha is a dedicated environmental activist with a passion for protecting the planet and conserving nature. As an environmental advocate, she is extremely excited to be working with the Sierra Club for the Clean Water Fellowship in Columbus. She is ready to fight for clean water and eager to clean up Ohio’s waterways.
September 27th, 2013
My name is Brandon Beck. I am a 5th year Environmental Policy major, specializing in Water Conservation. I am currently serving as the Sustainability Intern for The Ohio State University’s Office of Student Life. This is my first year as a Sierra Club Clean Water Fellow, and I am looking forward to becoming acclimated and getting to work.
September 9th, 2013
If you want to take action, raise awareness, and advocate to restore, improve and protect our waterways, apply online for the clean water fellowship program! The Fall deadline is Friday, September 13th so don’t delay apply today.