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 Utilities are asking PUCO to approve passing costs for outdated plants like Sammis onto customers.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

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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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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.

 

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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

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The State and National Scenic Little Miami River is in danger from a major new highway that could eventually become an extension of Interstate 74. The proposed Eastern Corridor Highway would extend from I-71 near Fairfax to I-275 in western Clermont County and include an interstate-ready new bridge in an ecologically threatened area of the river. Read More