Ohio Citizen Action

Help us celebrate 40 years. Make a special Earth Day birthday gift.
Ohio Citizen Action

Help us celebrate 40 years. Make a special Earth Day birthday gift.

Ohio Citizen Action members get results
Ohio Citizen Action

Ohio Citizen Action members get results

Energy and consumer victories since 1975 1975: Citizen Action begins a nationwide campaign to require advance notice of plant closings, which becomes federal law in 1989. 1982: Citizen Action wins the largest private consumer anti-trust settlement in U.S. history against three northeast Ohio grocery chains for price-fixing, resulting in a […]

Community groups sue EPA to win stronger air toxics protection for Ohioans
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Community groups sue EPA to win stronger air toxics protection for Ohioans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Yesterday, Ohio Citizen Action and 8 other community-based environmental and public health groups filed suit in federal district court in Washington, D.C. against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (‘EPA’) for missing legally required deadlines to protect public health from toxic air pollution. These groups are represented by […]

Dr. Heather Zoller
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Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors – Heather Zoller

CINCINNATI — “I’m very pleased long-time member and friend Dr. Heather Zoller of Cincinnati has joined the Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors. Her particular area of research will be extremely helpful as the Education Fund looks for new ways to engage citizens in our grassroots public health […]

Thomas Gregory Ferguson
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Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Thomas Gregory Ferguson

“In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum of Senegal The Ohio Citizen Action board of directors voted in new board member Tommy Ferguson during their March, 2015 meeting. “We […]

Ann Knotek and her daughters protest the proposed Cleveland garbage incinerator in 2013.
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Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Ann Knotek

What was your first contact with Ohio Citizen Action? I attended a community meeting concerning the proposed Cleveland incinerator. I didn’t know at the time, but Ohio Citizen Action was involved in organizing that meeting — which then led to my further involvement with the Cleveland Incinerator campaign and Ohio […]

Mark Carper
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Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund Board of Directors – Mark Carper

CINCINNATI — Mark Carper holds a PhD in Geography and is currently studying community planning at the University of Cincinnati. A true “life-long learner”, Mark is a Fulbright Scholar, has studied energy management and socioecology,  and has traveled to Bulgaria, Sweden, Russia, and the Republic of Georgia. He has served […]

Laura Rench
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Ohio Citizen Action Board of Directors – Laura Rench

Laura Rench is a Christmas tree farmer and former social worker who has an extraordinary ability to unite people from different economic, racial, and social backgrounds. As an organizer with The Citizens for the Responsible Destruction of Chemical Weapons, Laura led a campaign which prevented the US Army from shipping […]

Ohio Citizen Action to receive award from Alliance for Chemical Safety
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Ohio Citizen Action to receive award from Alliance for Chemical Safety

Risk Communication Award for group’s work on fracking chemical right-to-know CINCINNATI — The Alliance for Chemical Safety presented Melissa English of Ohio Citizen Action with the 2015 Risk Communication Award. The award is given each year to a company, individual or organization that has excelled in minimizing public exposure to chemical […]

Cleveland music scene mourns Ken Janssen
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Cleveland music scene mourns Ken Janssen

CLEVELAND — “It wasn’t unexpected, but local musician/former Beachland booker/force of nature Ken Janssen didn’t live to see 2015, passing away on New Year’s Eve. For the last two and a half years, Ken was battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and he did so with the […]