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.
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
June 21st, 2012
Happy Dump the Pump Day. Organizations across Ohio, including Sierra Club, are highlighting the benefits of alternative transportation and the need to break our oil addiction. Ohioans are using public transit and alternative modes at record levels; it’s time Ohio leaders caught up and got on the bus!