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
February 26th, 2010
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.
Pat McKenna, chair of the Sierra Club Northeast Ohio Group, presented testimony to the Ohio Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee on Senate Bill 165. This legislation updates Ohio’s urban drilling law by proposing a fee to fund oil and gas oversight, and by introducing an orphan well program that will help reduce abandoned wells. Read more to see Sierra Club’s testimony.
December 21st, 2009
The Ohio House passed House Bill 7 on Wednesday, December 16 , which establishes energy efficiency standards for state funded building projects. HB 7 will benefit Ohio’s environment and save taxpayers dollars. Stay tuned for more information after the new year as we look to the Ohio Senate.
December 19th, 2009
“The Sierra Club believes that any policy allowing mineral extraction or mining in a state park creates a slippery slope, making other parks vulnerable to these practices by setting a dangerous precedent,” said Jen Miller, Sierra Club Ohio Chapter staff.
December 8th, 2009
The Ohio Senate passed House Bill 363 on December 9, the very same day that the bill was voted out of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bill would transfer water permitting authority of factory farms from the Ohio EPA to the Ohio Department of Agriculture.