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Michelle Alexander
Ohio Citizen Action

Michelle Alexander receives 2013 Howard M. Metzenbaum Award

CINCINNATI — Today author and civil rights advocate Michelle Alexander received the 2013 Howard M. Metzenbaum award for her brilliant, courageous and influential work attacking both the stubborn roots of racism, and at best, misguided drug policy in America, and her ability to raise the profile of her message. Ms. […]

Incinerator won’t pollute region’s air
Victory

Incinerator won’t pollute region’s air

• writing personal letters to Mayor Jackson • putting yard signs in our yards • downloading and printing our own red “No Cleveland Incinerator” and green “Yes Composting/Recycling signs and putting them on t-shirts and in our windows • inviting speakers to come to high school classes • participating in campaign strategy meetings • attending the city’s public meetings

Saving the world…from your desk
Ohio Citizen Action

Saving the world…from your desk

Ohio Citizen Action seeks a dynamic, personable individual to assist with canvasser recruitment, administrative work and some program duties in its East Walnut Hills (Cincinnati) office. Hours are from 10am – 4pm Monday – Thursday and may be combined with part-time evening canvassing to create a full-time position with benefits.  […]

Cleveland Incinerator Victory!
Cleveland Incinerator

Cleveland Incinerator Victory!

How did we win? Here’s how:

Winning changes far beyond what regulations require
Ohio Citizen Action

Winning changes far beyond what regulations require

Since 1975, our nonprofit and nonpartisan organization has been winning public health and environmental victories across the state.  Some of our major accomplishments: PREVENTING POLLUTION 2013 Ohio Citizen Action collaborates on research uncovering a violation of federal emergency planning law that gives Ohio oil and gas drillers exemption from hazardous […]

Air permit denial for Cleveland waste-to-energy plant would be a plus, particularly since the plant is unlikely to be built
Cleveland Incinerator

Air permit denial for Cleveland waste-to-energy plant would be a plus, particularly since the plant is unlikely to be built

CLEVELAND — “Now, it turns out the city will owe [Incinerator project consultant Peter] Tien an additional $450,000 should the state EPA issue an air emissions permit. Ken Silliman, chief of staff for Mayor Jackson, acknowledges that the permit probably wouldn’t be used, since gasification is no longer the city’s […]

Cleveland pursues permit for waste-to-energy facility, but may not build
Cleveland Incinerator

Cleveland pursues permit for waste-to-energy facility, but may not build

CLEVELAND — “Nearly thirty people testified—all in opposition. They worried mercury and lead emissions would put neighbors’ health at risk. Nathan Rutz with environmental group Ohio Citizen Action says the county already has pollution problems, and sustainable alternatives make more sense. RUTZ: ‘The people of Cleveland are in favor of […]

Cleveland to host informational meeting on trash, still pursuing waste-to-energy permit
Cleveland Incinerator

Cleveland to host informational meeting on trash, still pursuing waste-to-energy permit

CLEVELAND — “Then, last month, city-hired consultants concluded that the facility would be too costly to build and operate and could eventually drive up rates for CPP customers. The consultant suggested recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion, a process that escalates decomposition of organic trash, as the most affordable and environmentally-friendly […]

Public hearing for Ohio EPA air pollution permit for Cleveland’s proposed Ridge Road trash incinerator
Cleveland Incinerator

Public hearing for Ohio EPA air pollution permit for Cleveland’s proposed Ridge Road trash incinerator

CLEVELAND — Another public hearing for the Ohio EPA air pollution permit for Cleveland’s proposed Ridge Road trash incinerator will be held on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 p.m. at the Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Road. In 2012, Mayor Frank Jackson unveiled a proposal to build a garbage incinerator […]

Ohio Citizen Action

Highlights of Ohio Citizen Action’s 2012 accomplishments

FirstEnergy announced in January that they would close all four of their outdated, highly polluting coal plants on Lake Erie.  This announcement, closely followed by GenOn’s announcement that they would close plants in Avon Lake and Niles, were the result of decades of citizens’ campaigns to enforce the Clean Air […]