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2015 Ohio Sierra Club Retreat

Mohican-winterWe 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.

Join us at Mohican State Park Lodge for the Annual Chapter Retreat on Jan 31st- Feb 1st!

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Stop Toxins from Algae in Drinking Water

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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

 

 

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 Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers.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.

Take Action ->

Press art 4_Ohio coal plant bailouts


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Transportation

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.

 

Transportation - Latest News

Take a look at our recent fix-it-first press release.  It was done in conjunction with a press event that we held, along with the American Society of Civil Engineers, to bring attention to the importance of fixing-it-first. Read More

Our transportation campaign is in full-swing, and we have fact sheets and postcard sign-ons to support our efforts. Read More

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to change the language and criteria for assessing TRAC (Transportation Review Advisory Council)  projects.  The proposed changes will further limit the likelihood that projects that expand transportation choice and reduce congestion and emissions will be funded.

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Attention Sierrans,

Hooray for Bikes!

Let's Move Ohio's Transportation System Forward

We are in process of building a new transportation committee.  Any members with an interest in transportation are encouraged to participate and serve as transportation voices for their community.

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Our transportation system is built with our tax dollars, and it has us addicted to oil, leaving too many Americans without safe, convenient, and affordable transportation choices like safe walking, biking, and public transit.

Join us on February 19th as we stand in solidarity in Columbus for green modes of transportation. Read More