The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
News about Transportation
Public transit such as passenger rail is more efficient than personal vehicles. Sierra Club supports a well-rounded transportation policy. As the fuel price keep rising, citizens are forced to reconsider their behaviors including the way they travel and commute. We will follow related news closely and keep you updated. Please contact Ben Wickizer 614.461.0734 x316 if you have any comments or questions.
Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service, December 27, 2012
Scott Wegener, ABC 9, December 13, 2012
Kelly Taylor, Fox 19, December 13, 2012
Kelli Hanna, ABC 6, June 23, 2012
Ben Wickizer, 99.9 fm WTZU, Jan. 2, 2012
Ben Wickizer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec. 25, 2011
Ben Wickizer of the Ohio Sierra Club says transportation choice is both an environmental and social justice issue.
Civically Engaged, WCRS, Aug. 29, 2011
Ben Wickizer, EcoWatchOhio, Oct. 4, 2011
Molly Gray, Columbus Dispatch, June 17, 2011
Robert Vitale, Columbus Dispatch, May 10, 2011
Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service-OH, Mar 1, 2011
Sierra Club Press Release, Dec 16,2010
Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service–OH, Oct 27, 2010