Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
Coal provides nearly 90% of Ohio’s electricity and about half of our global warming pollution. From the mine to the plant, coal is a dirty energy source. It causes asthma and other health problems, destroys mountains, and releases toxic mercury into our communities and waterways. Continuing our dependence on coal chains us to dirty energy and prevents us from making the changes we need to bring about a clean, secure energy future. Visit the Coal Committee page to learn more and join our efforts.
Visit us at http://content.sierraclub.org/coal/ohio
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October 27th, 2014
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.
On July 31st, hundreds of people will gather in Pittsburgh from Pennsylvania and near by states to rally around the
Clean Power Plan EPA hearing. There are only four total hearings nationwide on the new plan to reduce carbon from power plants. This is a direct action to curb climate change and protect the health of all Americans. Ohio has some of the worst air in the country, and will need to show strong support for limiting harmful air sources. The Sierra Club President David Scott will speak at the rally along with other national leaders.
HEARING Pittsburgh 8:00 am to 9:00pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014
William S. Moorhead Federal Building
1000 Liberty Ave,
Pittsburgh Pa 15222
To testify and request a time: contact Samantha Allen at 614-461-0734 x313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There will be a lunch break from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a food will be provided on the buses. There will be two buses in Ohio leaving from Columbus at 7 am and Cleveland at 7 am.
July 16th, 2013