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Tell Governor Kasich: Protect Ohio Drinking Water!

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Trees, grass, and other native plants act as the last line of defense against chemicals, agricultural and sewage runoff around public drinking water sources. An amendment in the state budget will let neighbors waltz on to municipal or state owned land and cut it down. Take action and tell Governor Kasich to veto this amendment today!

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https://secure.sierraclub.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=16075

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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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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

 

 

Don’t Let Ohio Coal Get A Bailout

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Carbon pollution rolls from Sammis Coal-fired Power Plant. Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers. credit: Akron Beacon Journal

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.

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Legislative Program

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

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

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.

2010 Sierra Club Endorsements

November 1st, 2010

Early voting has already begun, and your vote can make all the difference.

Click here for the list of candidates endorsed by the Ohio Chapter. Read More

Ohio Statehouse photo courtesy of www.gongwer-oh.com

Ohio Statehouse photo courtesy of www.gongwer-oh.com

Thank you to all of our supporters and members for a fun and successful Clean Energy Lobby Day!  We would like to thank everyone who helped us on a rainy, wet lobby day on Tuesday because it would not have been possible without all of you.  While together we have made our voices heard about clean energy in Ohio, our work is far from being done.  We have seen coal mine tragedies, unprecedented oil spills, all of which are reminders that our fossil fuel dependence is dirty, expensive, and even deadly. Read More

Echo Tape Check

Brandi Whetstone, Jen Miller, Linda Reeder, Scott Taylor, and Dominic Caminati.

The Ohio Chapter and ECHO Tape announce another year of partnership. The Sierra Club is proud to work with an outstanding Ohio-based, green business like ECHO Tape. Ohio Chapter staff and Treasurer receive a donation from ECHO Tape’s Scott Taylor and Dominic Caminati.
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