Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
The Sierra Club Ohio Chapter’s legislative program encourages policies that protect and preserve Ohio’s environment. Legislative issues include clean energy, energy efficiency, building codes, public transit, public lands protection, factory farm regulation, and clean water. Sierra Club works to influence legislation by educating lawmakers and the media, using action alerts to create public pressure about an issue, and organizing citizen lobby days at the Statehouse.
Legislative Program - Latest News
January 9th, 2012
The Great Lakes Compact, signed in 2008, has the potential to safeguard our water supply and foster healthy, sustainable and vibrant communities for centuries to come. HB 473 breaks that promise and allows industry virtually unlimited water while leaving little for the public and environment.
HB 473 threatens our water supply by allowing industry to withdraw over 89 million gallons in a single day, leaves our highest quality rivers unprotected, and limits public participation in the permitting process.
Please Call on Senator Hite 614-466-8150 to amend Hb 473 to protect Lake Erie! Read More
April 21st, 2011
A coalition of environmental-conservation groups today called on each of Ohio’s 132 state lawmakers to publicly declare which state parks, state nature preserves, and state scenic rivers in their local legislative district they would vote to keep closed from oil and gas drilling or would vote to “convert from natural parks to industrial parks” and open up to extraction. To read the full Press Release S.P.DrillingFINAL press Release Read More
March 23rd, 2011
Today the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio heard testimony on House Bill 95 (H.B.95). H.B. 95 proposes to lessen requirements for public notices and eliminate the requirement for natural gas utilities to file long-term forecast reports. This is not the time to relax public notice requirements, in fact utilities should be required to do more customer education and more public notices. To read staff testimony HB 95 testimony 3.23.11
December 3rd, 2010
The Advanced Energy Fund is in danger of being swept away, damaging all of the positive change that Ohio has seen in renewable energy projects. The Advanced Energy Fund has created jobs, supported Ohio businesses, and protected our environment by supporting investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency throughout our great state. The Sierra Club has taken a stance and is fighting for this to be renewed, to see the Sierra Club’s written testimony to the state legislature and to learn more click Advanced Energy Fund testimony.
November 1st, 2010
Early voting has already begun, and your vote can make all the difference.