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.
Gas and Oil Fracking
The Ohio Chapter Gas and Oil Fracking Committee is comprised of a core team of Sierra Club members from across the state working in cooperation with partner organizations to protect Ohio’s air and water from the impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling “Fracking”. We empowers citizens to protect their communities locally while supporting a statewide moratorium until fracking’s impacts are studied and until we believe that safe and effective regulation will prevent unacceptable harm to wildlife, human health, water, air, and property values.
Gas and Oil Fracking - Latest News
June 21st, 2012
Check Out Sierra Club Beyond Oil latest production The Dirtiest Oil on Earth, an animation on the dangers of tar sands, the world’s dirtiest oil from Alberta, Canada. The animation, created by Sierra Club Productions features narration by actor Joshua Jackson (Fringe, The Skulls, Dawson’s Creek) and highlights the dangers of spills, pipelines, accidents and the contamination of our air, water, and land.
June 5th, 2012
On June 17th, Ohioans will be gathering in Columbus to tell Gov. Kasich: Don’t Frack Ohio! In one of the biggest anti-fracking actions to date in the United States, we will take over the Ohio statehouse to hold a people’s assembly to pass the legislation that we think Ohioans need to protect our state from the gas industry.
April 10th, 2012
On Monday, April 9th the Ohio Chapter Sierra Club filed suit against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to reveal plans for drilling in State Parks, forests, and public lands. The Sierra Club’s outstanding public request for lease agreements and guidelines for drilling activity were being ignored.
January 12th, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coalbed and shale formations. Deb Nardone, Director of the Sierra Club’s Natural Gas Reform Campaign, issued a press release to the USEPA in response to their announcement. Read More
November 30th, 2011
In Youngstown Ohio, on Saturday Nov. 26, the Ohio Clean Water Campaign trained local citizens to become water sentinels. Water sentinels work together to share data, information, and protect our water at the source. Check out the excellent story about how citizen scientist are raising fracking awareness. Read More