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.
Nuclear power is dangerous, producing site contamination and sickened workers, with no solution to radioactive waste. Nuclear power is by far the most expensive way to generate electricity—Wall Street won’t invest in it. Massive government subsidies for nuclear are stealing development dollars from solar, wind and efficiency. Visit the Nuclear Committee page to learn more about our specific issues and get involved today.
February 5th, 2015
We hope you were able to join the 150 Sierra Club members who gathered for our annual Chapter Retreat at Mohican State Park. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, we celebrated our victories, renewed our spirits, and made our plans for the year ahead. Check out the Retreat Presentations and take the survey!!!
December 23rd, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio — As opposition grows against the sweeping coal plant bailout cases before the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), Sierra Club is blanketing the state again with new ads slamming state utilities for trying to prop up their outdated plants by increasing electricity costs on customers’ bills. Statewide radio ads, direct mail pieces, online ads and animated web gifs accompany a new suite of aggressive curbside kiosk ads in downtown Columbus. This new round of advertising will continue to hit the state throughout the holiday season. Read More
October 21st, 2014
Here are the talking points from the Sierra Club Nuclear Free campaign:
October 31st, 2013
HELP STOP “WASTE CONFIDENCE”
If you want do one thing to oppose nuclear power this year, this is it!
Attend the meeting and
TAKE ACTION ONLINE.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has “confidence” that the high-level radioactive nuclear waste problem will be solved sometime in the future! So they ruled that they can continue to give 20-year license extensions to aging, brittle, accident prone nukes without considering public concerns about the safety, storage and disposal of thousands of tons of radioactive waste.
We don’t agree. Neither did the Court of Appeals in Washington, DC. They overturned the NRC waste confidence ruling.
SO, the NRC has written a NEW Waste Confidence Environmental Impact Statement, restating their same unsafe, industry-friendly idea in new packaging.
A large public outcry is needed to prevent the NRC from implementing a new “Waste Confidence” rule.
CRITICAL NRC MEETING:
Monday, December 2
(This is one of only 12 meetings being held across the country.)
At the Hilton Garden Inn Toledo/Perrysburg, 6165 Levis Commons Blvd., Perrysburg, OH
I can attend the meeting on Oct. 15 in Perrysburg and I’d like to TAKE ACTION ONLINE
I can’t attend, but I’d like to TAKE ACTION and let the NRC know that the public has no confidence in their Waste Confidence environmental impact statement (EIS). I am concerned that many of our nuclear reactors have overcrowded used fuel pools on site. The EIS should consider the option of ending the production of nuclear waste by supporting a transition to energy efficiency and renewables.