Just because gas prices have dropped doesn’t mean Ohio should build more highways. Recently, 700 Sierra Club members commented on the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) 2014 Statewide Transit Needs Study. Now we have the opportunity to weigh in on the specific projects that ODOT will fund in 2015-2018.
We hope you can join the Sierra Club for our annual Chapter Retreat. As one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the state, this is the time each year where we celebrate our victories, renew our spirits, and make our plans the year ahead. All are welcome, and meals will be provided for members who register.
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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August 23rd, 2011
This letter to the US Dept. of Energy and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission addresses the June 11, 2011 accident at the American Centrifuge Project uranium enrichment plant at Piketon, OH, and requests further safety evaluations.
February 4th, 2011
Ohio University has been given a half-million-dollar grant by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) to study public opinion on the future of the nuclear site at Piketon, OH. The DOE has heavily promoted nuclear at the site for years. Why are they funding this study? Read more about the PORTSfuture study and sign up to attend one of the OU meetings or participate in the visioning.
Your help is needed to have our voices heard in this massive study. Read More
December 1st, 2010
The Davis-Besse nuclear plant located on Lake Erie is up for their license renewal. Lets make our voices heard and speak out against this dirty, unsafe, and expensive nuclear plant. This plant has had numerous operation and safety violations during its existence that have been well documented. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 1979 two of the top five most dangerous nuclear incidences in the United States have happened at the Davis-Besse plant. First Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allowed a delay in the inspection of the reactor head with an enormous rust hole almost spurring a nuclear disaster in 2002. Read More
September 2nd, 2010
Sierra Club, Ohio Interfaith Power and Light, and Westminster Presbyterian Church teamed up to promote energy efficiency!
November 6th, 2009
On October 27, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Resolution 108, urging President Obama to grant a $2 billion taxpayer-backed loan guarantee to USEC, the corporation that is building a uranium enrichment plant at Piketon, Ohio. On August 4, the US Dept. of Energy deferred review of the USEC loan application until a series of specific technology and financial milestones have been met.