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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 Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers.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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Fight for Ohio’s State Forests – No Logging!

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Shawnee State Forest trail next to logging site. Which is the trail? Where are the logging roads? Why can’t we tell?

Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action

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Years of Living Dangerously

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Years of Living Dangerously

New Showtime documentary showing the human impacts of climate change. Learn more and what you can do as an individual to #actonclimate

See the first episode here

 

 

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Nuclear Free

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.

 

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NUCLEAR ALERT! 

HELP STOP “WASTE CONFIDENCE”

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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: 

“WASTE CONFIDENCE”

Perrysburg, Ohio

Monday, December 2    

Open house 6-7 pm, meeting 7-10 pm

(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’d like to register to speak at the meeting

I’d like to carpool from Cleveland

I’d like to carpool from Columbus 

              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. 

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 Check out the Interactive Nuclear Map from the Sierra Club Nuclear Free Campaign.  

View US Nuclear Map in a full screen map

Read more to find out about the different categories shown on the map.

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NEWGreen OH (Click the link then click the link that follows). Radioactive materials will go to NEWGreen by ship and rail. The U.S. and Canada are poised to water down shipping regulations. Radioactive metals may soon be mixed with regular scrap metal. Please contact Pat Marida for more information.

Nuclear Labyrinth on the Great Lakes, Oct 4-6, 2012 – Huron, OH will feature Sierra Club activists and no-nuke experts. Click the link then click the link on the page it bring up to see the brochure. Please contact Pat Marida for more information. Free to attend by RSVP required. Hope you can make it!