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5,543 letters to end the freeze on clean energy standards Left to right: Hali Greene, Mark Anliker,
Beyond coal: Imagining Appalachia’s future Nathan Hall, left, and Todd Howard checked a field of hemp, one of six sites the pair manages. Instead of a silver bullet, Mr. Hall said, “We want to be a part of the silver buckshot that’s going to hopefully transform this region.” Photo Credit: Mike Belleme for The New York Times
Study: At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family Study: At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family
Ohio's Clean Energy Future Ohio’s energy future: What’s the problem?

Ohio’s energy future: What’s the problem?

  Ohio stands at a crossroads about its energy future. As ratepayers and citizens, we need to speak out now.  In 2014, our state legislature passed a law putting a two-year freeze on our clean energy standards. We need to get Ohio back on track to an efficient and clean […]

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Looking for more than just a job?

  You’ll find it at Ohio Citizen Action. This is the chance to roll up your sleeves and make a difference. You’ll get to know the environmental issues and the people they affect in our area. Here, you can really put your values into action by earning a living and […]

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Your donations provide support for research, community organizing, and lobbying for campaigns including giving Ohioans the right-to-know and the right to say no about hydrofracking in our state, moving Ohio away from its reliance on dirty coal-fired power plants, and “good neighbor campaigns” in which neighbors of polluting facilities have […]

PicMyEnergy Mix Use PicMyEnergy Mix to show the energy sources YOU prefer

Use PicMyEnergy Mix to show the energy sources YOU prefer

CLEVELAND — When you buy a product or service you can mostly get what you want, right? For instance, with a new car purchase you can prioritize things like gas mileage, safety or other features in accordance with your values and needs. Now what about your home’s electricity — is […]

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National policies carried out by Poland's Ministry of Energy could limit Warsaw's sustainability goals. photo:Kathiann M. Kowalski / Midwest Energy News
Coal / Energy / Freeze on Clean Energy

In Poland, an Ohioan finds a parallel world on climate policy

WARSAW, POLAND — “Despite an ongoing freeze on state policies to boost clean energy in Ohio, efforts to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy are underway in Cleveland and the rest of Cuyahoga County. Poland’s capital city of Warsaw is making similar efforts, despite the national government’s overall commitment to […]

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Freeze on Clean Energy

Help Us Thaw the Law

  Ohio became the first state in the country to go backwards on clean energy when our legislature passed SB 310, putting a two-year freeze on Ohio’s clean energy standards. The freeze is set to expire at the end of this year, but those stuck in the Ice Age want […]

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Become a Grassroots Champion

You’re invited to join a critically influential group of Ohio Citizen Action supporters -the Grassroots Champions. Grassroots Champions contribute over $200,000 annually to help us protect public health and natural resources and save consumers money. They save us money too, by making a recurring gift each month. This means we […]

Left to right: Hali Greene, Mark Anliker,
Freeze on Clean Energy / Ohio Citizen Action

5,543 letters to end the freeze on clean energy standards

Cleveland staff Cincinnati staff CINCINNATI and CLEVELAND — Our field canvass has been organizing Ohioans to fight back against the freeze on renewable energy standards. Since April 3 of this year 5,543 members have sent handwritten letters to Governor John Kasich and a whopping 23,216 members have signed our “End […]

The Sammis Power plant looms over homes in Stratton, Ohio. Photo Credit: Sierra Club / Colin Scianamblo
FirstEnergy

Ohio lawmakers, concerned about jobs, support FirstEnergy plan

STRATTON — “Two Democratic lawmakers concerned about job losses in their southeast Ohio districts have spoken out in support of a FirstEnergy plan that critics say is an unlawful ‘bailout.’ In letters filed with Ohio regulators this week, state senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) and representative Jack Cera (D-Bellaire) stressed the […]

Nathan Hall, left, and Todd Howard checked a field of hemp, one of six sites the pair manages. Instead of a silver bullet, Mr. Hall said, “We want to be a part of the silver buckshot that’s going to hopefully transform this region.” Photo Credit: Mike Belleme for The New York Times
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Beyond coal: Imagining Appalachia’s future

To offset lost mining jobs, officials, business leaders and environmentalists are setting aside political feuds to try to create an entrepreneurial economy PIKEVILLE, KY — “Nearly 13,000 coal jobs — and countless more in related industries — have disappeared in Kentucky since President Obama took office; coal employment is at […]

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs brought guests from visitors came from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Saudia Arabia, Tunisia, and the Palestinian territories to Ohio Citizen Action's Cleveland office.
Ohio Citizen Action

International leaders visit Ohio Citizen Action

CLEVELAND — On Tuesday August 16th, Ohio Citizen Action welcomed a group of 11 international leaders from North Africa and the Near East to participate in a U.S. State Department-sponsored program entitled “Promoting Financial Accountability.” Citizen Action Northeast Ohio Program Director Shannon Adams helped lead a discussion about current organizational […]

Study: At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Study: At least 6 million at risk from PFOA chemical family

CHARLESTON, WV — “Drinking water systems serving at least six million Americans have shown levels of C8 and other similar chemicals higher than a health advisory issued earlier this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to a new study published Tuesday by researchers from Harvard University and several […]

The Byron nuclear plant in Illinois. 
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Michael Kappel / Creative Commons
Energy / FirstEnergy

What’s the future of nuclear in the Midwest? A state-by-state look

ST PAUL, MN — “Nuclear power was born in the Midwest, and helped fuel the region’s once-vibrant manufacturing sector for decades. But the Midwest’s cheap power prices and, in some states, deregulated markets make it hard for nuclear to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables… Ohio FirstEnergy Corp.’s generation […]

They rocked and rolled against dirty coal
Coal / Ohio Citizen Action

They rocked and rolled against dirty coal

CINCINNATI — “On Friday, August 5th Ohio Citizen Action held its 3rd annual Rock ‘n Roll Against Dirty Coal: Live Band Karaoke Challenge. More than $10,000 was raised to speed Ohio’s transition to greater energy efficiency and renewable energy use and a great time was had by all. Many thanks […]