Reports, Studies and Other Publications

The Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund, formerly the Citizens Policy Center, is the non-profit education and research affiliate of Ohio Citizen Action. The president of the Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund is Dr. Richard Wittberg. The executive director is Melissa English.

  •  You and the Environment Symposium, Ohio Citizen Action, Earth Day Coalition, Environmental Health Watch, Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition, Green City Blue Lake Institute, June 2, 2012
  • AK Come Clean, 30-minute video, Rachael Belz, Ohio Sierra Club, March 22, 2003
  • 2002 candidates for Ohio Supreme Court Justice candidates, pre-primary contributions, Catherine Turcer, Patty Lynch, May 2, 2002
  • The Enron contribution hot-potato, Catherine Turcer, Patty Lynch, February 4, 2002
  • Ohio Open Elections Project, a searchable database of 1998 contributions and expenditures, electronically submitted by statewide Ohio candidates, Laura Yeomans, updated October 28, 1998
  • Poisons in our midst [narrative]: The release of pollutants that may cause cancer, damage human reproduction, hinder child development, or interfere with the human endocrine system, Laura Yeomans, Patty Wise, October 6, 1998
  • Full Disclosure: What Ohioans need to know to clean up their rivers and tap water, Jane Houlihan, Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group; Citizens Policy Center, October 15, 1998
  • 1997 Disclosure Report Card: Which Ohio candidates properly disclose contributions?, Laura Yeomans, June, 1998
  • Campaign contributions to the Ohio General Assembly from proponents and opponents of the Audit Privilege bill (S.B. 138), 1995-96 election cycle, Laura Yeomans, Patty Wise, March, 1998
  • A Citizen’s Resource Guide: Protecting Ohio Groundwater, Jane Forrest-Redfern, February, 1998
  • Take the money and win: the Power of Parties, Incumbency and Campaign Cash, an analysis of Ohio campaign giving in 1995-1996, Laura Yeomans, James Neff, Ohio State University, November, 1997
  • Ohio Political Parties: One discloses, one doesn’t, Laura Yeomans, May, 1997
  • Disclosure Report Card: Which Ohio Candidates Properly Disclose Contributions?, Laura Yeomans, May, 1997
  • Poisons in our midst: The release of reproductive toxins and endocrine disrupters in Ohio in 1994, Laura Yeomans, February, 1997
  • Brownfields and wellfields, Jane Forrest-Redfern, November, 1996
  • Take the money and run: The first ever statewide analysis of campaign giving to the Ohio General Assembly, legislative caucuses and statewide elected officeholders, 1994 election cycle, Laura Yeomans, James Neff, Ohio State University, September, 1996
  • Persistent pollution of Lake Erie, Laura Yeomans, December, 1995
  • Protecting Ohio: A new look at environmental quality and policy, Elise Caplan, Diane Lewis, Richard Wiles, Environmental Working Group; Paul Ryder, Citizens Policy Center, May 16, 1995
  • Environmental survey, Jane Forrest-Redfern, May 1995
  • Enough is enough: it’s time to roll back electric rates in northern Ohio, Shari Weir, November 22, 1994
  • Analysis of Toledo Edison revenues, Paula Ross, January 1992; July 1992; January 1993; July 1993; January 1994; July 1994
  • Evaluation of Ohio EPA’s proposed ‘Review of New Sources of Toxic Air Emissions,’Scott Spicer, January 31, 1994
  • Analysis and recommendations for the Great Lakes Water Quality Initiative: Analysis of cost estimates, incorporating pollution prevention measures, Paul Ryder, September 13, 1993
  • Proposed Great Lakes Sport Fish Consumption Advisory provides needed warning to Ohioans, Laura Yeomans, July 1993
  • Ohio’s 1993 pollution prevention report card, Ed Hopkins, June 1993
  • Great Lakes manufacturers reject pollution prevention, Ed Hopkins, May 20, 1993
  • Still holding our breath: Ohio EPA’s failure to reduce toxic pollution, Ed Hopkins, March 30, 1993
  • Poison in our waters, Sandy Buchanan, Laura Yeomans, March 3, 1993
  • A comparison of fish advisories in the Great Lakes basin, Laura Yeomans, February 1993
  • Toxic air pollution: Ohio EPA’s failure to protect public health, Ed Hopkins, Scott Spicer, September 1992
  • Halloween consumer alert, Laura Yeomans, October 1992
  • Environmental outlaws: Violating Ohio’s hazardous waste laws, Ed Hopkins, Scott Spicer, September 1992
  • Cancer-causing chemicals used widely in cosmetics, Laura Yeomans, May 21, 1992
  • Consumer alert: Cancer-causing ingredients in cosmetics, Laura Yeomans, summer 1992
  • Poisoning the Great Lakes: Manufacturers toxic chemical releases, Ed Hopkins, Tom Pollock, April 1992
  • Ohio’s 1992 pollution prevention report card, Ed Hopkins, Scott Spicer, April 1992
  • Alternatives to household hazardous products, Laura Yeomans, 1992
  • Halloween makeup may include potential hazards, Laura Yeomans, October 1991
  • Ohio’s 1991 pollution prevention report card, Ed Hopkins, Scott Spicer, April 1991
  • Curbing Ohio’s garbage, Ed Hopkins, 1991
  • Reducing Ohio’s toxic waste, Ed Hopkins, March 1991
  • Alternatives to pesticides, Laura Yeomans, 1991
  • BP-America’s toxic emissions and health problems in Lima: Is there a link?, Ed Hopkins, 1991
  • Profile of consumer products most likely to cause harmful emissions, Laura Yeomans, 1991
  • Toxic shock: BP Chemicals in Lima, Ohio, Ed Hopkins, Toledo Metropolitan, Winter, 1990
  • Toxic chemical emergencies: Head for the hills … or reduce the risk?, Ed Hopkins, October 1990
  • The perspective of a citizens organization on toxic chemical releases, Ed Hopkins, speech, American Association for the Advancement of Science, February 19, 1990
  • Ohio manufacturers toxic chemical releases, 1987, Ed Hopkins, June 26, 1989
  • From Ohio to Antarctica: How Ohio contributes to the destruction of the ozone layer, Sandy Buchanan, June 15, 1989
  • The growing threat of toxic rail accidents in Ohio, Laura Yeomans, June 7, 1989
  • Water pollution law enforcement, Ed Hopkins, June 1989
  • It’s legal … but is it right? The toxic release inventory of Cuyahoga county, Nathan Sooy, Council on Hazardous Materials, May 2, 1989
  • Toxic chemical releases in Summit county, Ed Hopkins, May 1989
  • Toxic chemical releases in Lucas county, Ed Hopkins, April 1989
  • Municipal electric rates, Jennifer O’Donnell, March, 1989
  • Ohio railroad accidents, Laura Yeomans, March 1989
  • Toxics in our backyard: A report on toxic chemical releases in Franklin county, Ed Hopkins, February 27, 1989
  • Toxic releases: air, sewer, landfills, Ed Hopkins, February 1989
  • Toxic chemical releases in selected Cincinnati neighborhoods, Roxanne Qualls, Susan Collins, January 18, 1989
  • Comments on ‘The need for a balanced approach in regulation of alternative waste disposal options,’Ed Hopkins, January 1989
  • Hazardous waste law enforcement,Ed Hopkins, 1989
  • Poisons in our neighborhoods, Ed Hopkins, 1989
  • Toxic transportation releases, Laura Yeomans, November 18, 1988
  • Toxic chemical emissions at the General Motors Lordstown complex, Ed Hopkins, November 16, 1988
  • Petrochemical spills by Ohio’s top companies, 1978, Ed Hopkins, October 17, 1988
  • The senior citizens’ $2.7 billion physician subsidy: Excess physician charges under Medicare Part B, Laura Yeomans, October 3, 1988
  • Community right-to-know guidebook, Sandy Buchanan, Ed Hopkins, Cathy Hurwit, October 1988
  • Toledo electric rates, Jennifer O’Donnell, October, 1988
  • Toxic chemical releases in Hamilton county, Roxanne Qualls, Susan Collins, September 26, 1988
  • Toxic chemical releases in Montgomery county, Ed Hopkins, September 1988
  • Right to know, Sandy Buchanan, materials for workshops in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Toledo, fall 1988
  • Garbage In, Toxic Waste Out: The hazards of incinerator ash, Ed Hopkins, July 5, 1988
  • Toxic transportation accidents,Laura Yeomans, January 19, 1988
  • Managing Ohio’s garbage, Sandy Buchanan, Ed Hopkins, newsletter, 1988 – 1992
  • Using the right-to-know, Sandy Buchanan, Ed Hopkins, newsletter, 1988 – 1992
  • Update: Train accidents in Ohio involving hazardous materials, 1985 – 86, Laura Yeomans, December 4, 1987
  • Toxics unleashed: Toxic chemical releases in Montgomery county, Ed Hopkins, September 12, 1987
  • Major truck accidents involving hazardous materials in Ohio, 1975 – 84,Laura Yeomans, June 11, 1987
  • Product liability: Update on the insurance writers’ earnings in Ohio, Laura Yeomans, June, 1987
  • Hazardous waste reduction techniques and the federal right-to-know provisions of the Superfund law, Sandy Buchanan, materials for training sessions for community leaders, June 1987
  • Medical malpractice: Update on insurance writers earnings and paid losses, Laura Yeomans, May, 1987
  • Product liability: Update on the insurance writers’ earnings in Ohio, Laura Yeomans, May 1987
  • Medical PAC contributions to Ohio legislators in 1985 and 1986, Laura Yeomans, April 30, 1987
  • 1987 Product liability rate increase, Laura Yeomans, March, 1987
  • Insurance industry profitability in 1986: The facts, Laura Yeomans, January 19, 1987
  • Bags, Beakers and Barrels: An action curriculum toward resolving hazardous materials issues, curriculum, Sue Lacy, Betsy Grund, 1987
  • Medical malpractice: Report on insurance writers earnings and rate hikes, Lucie Audette, November 13, 1986
  • Medical malpractice: Insurance writers earnings in Ohio and the United States, 1984 – 1985, Lucie Audette, November, 1986
  • Product liability: Insurance writers earnings in Ohio and the United States, 1985, Lucie Audette, November, 1986
  • 1986 Product liability rate increase, Lucie Audette, November, 1986
  • Nuclear rate shock and jobs in northern Ohio, Bill Callahan, October 7, 1986
  • Minimizing waste, maximizing profit: Industrial and hazardous waste reduction and recycling,Sandy Buchanan, materials for seminar, Columbus, Ohio, October 8, 1986
  • Toxic train derailments and leaks: Ohio among worst in nation,Laura Yeomans, October 2, 1986
  • Other liability policies: Insurance writers earnings in Ohio and the United States, 1984 -1985, Lucie Audette, August, 1986
  • Commercial auto liability: Insurance writers earnings in Ohio, 1984 – 85, Lucie Audette, August, 1986
  • Model bills on financial disclosure by the insurance industry, Lucie Audette, July, 1986
  • Commercial multiperil: Insurance writers earnings in Ohio and the United States, 1984 – 85, Lucie Audette, July, 1986
  • Ohio social service and school district liability insurance,Lucie Audette, July 1986
  • The great hoax: The liability crisis — No crisis for Ohio’s property and casualty industry, Lucie Audette, May 20, 1986
  • Lorain county court of common pleas: jury verdicts and lawsuits filed in 1984 – 85, Lucie Audette, May 5, 1986
  • The mounting insurance bill: Ohio’s consumers in crisis, Lucie Audette, February 12, 1986
  • Jury verdicts decrease in 1985, Lucie Audette, 1986
  • The Cleveland hazardous chemicals right-to-know law: use it and make a difference, Stu Greenberg, Rob Bauman, Council on Hazardous Materials, 1986
  • Ohio energy conservation program: Job creation study,Laura Meagher, December 10, 1985
  • Recommendations for the creation of Ohio’s early warning system, Lucie Audette, August, 1985
  • A promise being kept: A comparison of utility rate increases granted by the Celeste and Rhodes Public Utility Commissions of Ohio, Bill Callahan, July 31, 1985
  • Throwing good money after bad: Why Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Co. should get out of Zimmer,Bill Callahan, July 2, 1985
  • Developing an Ohio early warning program, Lucie Audette, July, 1985
  • Review and assessment of existing early warning programs, Lucie Audette, April, 1985
  • Blue Crossed: The Blue Cross – Blue Shield competitive bidding plan, John Colm, Jay Westbrook, March 8, 1985
  • The ERRIS list: EPA’s inventory of hazardous waste sites, Sandy Buchanan, March, 1985
  • Chemical and material hazard incidence in Greater Cleveland,Stu Greenberg, February 22, 1985
  • Rate shock: Why northern Ohio electric rates may skyrocket in the next three years and what to do about it,Bill Callahan, February 13, 1985
  • Geauga county foreclosures, 1981 – 83, Lucie Audette, 1985
  • Cuyahoga county foreclosures, 1982 – 85, Lucie Audette, 1985
  • Dislocated workers leadership training program, Stu Greenberg, 1985
  • Toxic profile of Greater Cleveland workplaces: What you don’t know can hurt you,Stu Greenberg, Angel Guzman, 1985
  • Superfund: The unfulfilled promise, Sandy Buchanan, February, 1984
  • Community response to plant closings: an action guide, Stu Greenberg, Lucie Audette, Bill Callahan, 1984
  • Impact of the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company’s proposed $180 million rate increase,Sue Lacy, Don Rice, 1983
  • The crisis of Ohio’s schools and services: background and options for the future, Edward Kelly, June, 1982
  • Cost of natural gas decontrol to Cleveland, suburbs and schools, Jack Nicholl, Paul Ryder, June 15, 1981
  • Ohio’s budget for FY1982: An analysis of H.B. 167 and fiscal options on taxes and schools currently under consideration, Edward Kelly, May 15, 1981
  • The natural gas dollar drain: How the rising cost of interstate energy threatens Ohio jobs, Bill Callahan, February 19, 1981
  • Plugging the energy dollar drain at home: Weatherizing Ohio homes for jobs and energy,Bill Callahan, July, 1980
  • Ohio Fair Tax Initiative would ease the fiscal crunch for Cuyahoga county, Cleveland schools, RTA, and the City of Cleveland, Paul Ryder, March 24, 1980
  • Testimony, Small Business subcommittee on antitrust and restraint of trade, U.S. House of Representatives, Edward Kelly, February 1, 1980
  • Corporate prosperity and urban decline, Edward Kelly, Urban Concerns, February/March, 1980
  • Urban economic development in the 1980’s: A survey of existing state economic development programs and economic development literature, Ed Kelly with Illinois Public Action Council, January 20, 1980
  • The proposed Brook Park tank plant tax abatement, Paul Ryder, January 15, 1980
  • Industrial revenue bonds issued in Cuyahoga county: May, 1978 – May, 1979,Sandy Buchanan, July 26, 1979
  • The Ohio Education Association tax proposal, Edward Kelly, June, 1979
  • Lykes: A case study of a shaky conglomerate,Edward Kelly, Mark Shutes, Business and Society Review, Spring, 1979
  • The consequences of plant closings for the mental health and social stability of employees and their families, Stu Greenberg, training session materials for union leaders, public officials and social service professionals, 1979 – 81
  • Sources of new jobs, 1970 – 76, Paul Ryder, 1979
  • The Ohio fair tax initiative and school funding, Edward Kelly, 1979
  • Plant closings reader: Resources for public officials, trade unionists and community leaders, Edward Kelly, Lee Webb, editors, published with the Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies, 1979
  • Tax abatements reader, Edward Kelly, Lee Webb, editors, published with the Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies, 1979
  • Testimony, U.S. Senate antitrust and monopoly subcommittee, Edward Kelly, May 12, 1978
  • The disincentive to investment: A groundless argument against the unitary method of taxation, Paul Ryder, April 22, 1978
  • Lykes and its bankers, Edward Kelly, April, 1978
  • Will the Justice department antitrust investigation of the Lykes -LTV merger protect the interests of communities and steelworkers?, Edward Kelly, March 1978
  • Public control of runaway plants, Edward Kelly, Public Interest Economics, February, 1978
  • Analysis of the Goodyear closing, Edward Kelly, 1978
  • Small businesses and multinational corporations, Paul Ryder, 1978
  • Preliminary analysis of the Goodyear closing, Edward Kelly, 1978
  • Testimony, Hearings on rules relating to shareholder communications, shareholder participation in corporate electoral process and corporate governance, Securities and Exchange Commission, Paul Ryder, November 1, 1977
  • Industrial Exodus: Public strategies for control of corporate relocation, Edward Kelly, published with the Conference on Alternative State and Local Policies, October, 1977
  • Lykes’ responsibility for closing the Youngstown Campbell works, Edward Kelly and Mark Shutes, October, 1977
  • Survey of the effects of the Glidden closing, Edward Kelly, July 28, 1977
  • What is the Multistate Tax Commission?, Paul Ryder, June, 1977
  • Ohio and business incentives, Edward Kelly, April, 1977, reprinted in Public Policies for the ’80’s, Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies, 1978
  • Response to the legislative program of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association and Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio, Edward Kelly, 1977
  • Ohio and business incentives, Edward Kelly, 1977
  • Business closing legislation won’t place Ohio at a disadvantage, Edward Kelly, 1977
  • Signs leading to the Diamond-Shamrock plant closing, Edward Kelly, Julius Majoros, 1977
  • Federal economic development programs available to communities with high unemployment, Edward Kelly, Kathleen Carrick, 1977
  • Economic conditions in right-to-work states, Mary Elizabeth Branaman, 1977
  • Controlling corporations: Making corporations responsive to the public interest, Edward Kelly, in “New Directions in State and Local Public Policy,” Conference on Alternative State and Local Public Policies, 1977
  • Business closing legislation won’t place Ohio at a disadvantage, Edward Kelly, 1977
  • Corporate location decisions, Edward Kelly, 1977
  • Do tax incentives attract industry?, Mark Shanahan, December 1976