We 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.
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.
Watch the video to learn more about the fracking process (but note it leaves out the large number of toxic chemicals involved in the drilling process as well as the toxic materials that are brought to the surface in the flowback fluid.)
There are over 500 fracking permits in Ohio; check this map to see if there is a permitted well near you.
View Ohio Fracking Map II in a full screen map
Sierra Club Factsheets
Ohio Fracking Legislation
Fracking Investigative Reports, Studies and Research