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.
As energy prices remain high and our state’s economy continues to sag, Ohio needs clean, green, and economically viable transportation options more than ever. Our state is the fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and the transportation sector produces about one-third of this pollution. Forced reliance on the automobile puts greater financial stress on Ohio families, increases oil dependence, damages the environment, harms public health, and limits the mobility of citizens, particularly seniors, students, the disadvantaged, and the disabled. Meanwhile, Ohio spends less than 1% of its transportation dollars on public transit. Visit our Transportation Committee page to learn more about our efforts and how to get involved.
October 11th, 2013
The Ohio Transportation Committee has focused its efforts at aligning group efforts to promote sensible and cents-ible alternatives to highway expansion with the national Green Transportation campaign. Our goals are to promote bike-ped development and transit and to oppose expensive highway expansion projects that devastate communities, harm human health, and endanger our natural resources. We currently have strong representation from NEO, COG, and the Miami Group, and we encourage other groups to let us know about transportation issues in their areas. Read More
December 14th, 2012
The Sierra Club recently released a report identifying the best and worst transportation projects across the nation – Smart Choices, Less Traffic: the 50 best and worst transportation projects in America. Read More
November 19th, 2012
The Ohio Department of Transportation is in the process of updating it long range plan, called Access Ohio, which will guide transportation in Ohio between now and 2040. It’s important that we stress the need to prioritize automobile alternatives — cycling infrastructure, safe sidewalks, and transit and rail — as well as a multimodal, complete streets approach that reduces our environmental footprint and more fairly serves all groups.
November 6th, 2012
Yesterday, Columbus joined the ranks of dozens of cities across the country and worldwide by approving a bike share program. This program will be the first major bike share in Ohio, and hopefully can serve as an impetus for other Ohio cities, some of which are already engaged in bike share feasibility studies, to adopt similar programs. Read More
October 9th, 2012
Want to know how Ohio counties stack up in terms of fuel consumption, vehicle miles traveled, etc.? Check out the Sierra Club’s nationwide transportation map charting fuel consumption. As a state, Ohio has the 6th highest total annual fuel consumption in the nation. Read More