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.
As the fourth largest contributor of greenhouse gases in the U.S., Ohio is one of the largest energy users in the country. Clean, homegrown technologies, such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, can transform Ohio’s economic and energy future. For every dollar invested in energy efficiency, at least three dollars are saved on energy costs, while also creating Ohio jobs in manufacturing, construction, research, and design. Ohio’s universities, utilities, training centers, and businesses are also helping propel the state forward through investments in wind, solar, and other renewable technologies.
Check out our resources page to get more information on what you can do to help!
November 16th, 2014
Craig Butler, director of the Ohio EPA, used to be Gov. John Kasich’s top policy adviser.
By Dan GearinoThe Columbus Dispatch • Sunday November 16, 2014 8:42 AM
October 21st, 2014
The Sierra Club Central Ohio Group hosted an energy audit program where Greene Solutions presented along with Mayor Coleman’s Environmental Steward Erin Miller, near OSU campus at the Northwood-High Building on Tuesday. The event was a great success with dozens of people coming out to learn about energy efficiency and what they can do to help conserve energy in their homes as well as save money on their bills. Read More
October 3rd, 2014
Over 400,000 individuals from all over the country, converged in New York City for the largest climate march in history. The UN Climate Summit also took place that same week and it was wonderful to see so many people caring about climate change and actually acting on it to communicate to our world leaders that climate change is a serious threat.
September 22nd, 2014
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.