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Clean air victory!
Ohio Citizen Action / Victory

Clean air victory!

Today we learned we have won our lawsuit against U.S. EPA for failure to update air pollution limits within an eight-year timeframe, as required by the federal Clean Air Act. We sued on behalf of two members and many other Ohio communities suffering from toxic air emissions from facilities including […]

Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today
Freeze on Clean Energy / Victory

Victory! Clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today

COLUMBUS — We did it! The pro-clean energy majority in Ohio won the day today when Governor Kasich vetoed HB554. It’s the best present imaginable! It’s also an affirmation that if the people lead, the leaders will follow.  I’m so grateful to the tens of thousands Ohio Citizen Action members […]

Congratulations everyone! We didi it!
Ohio Citizen Action / Victory

Victory on utility bailouts

Ohio electricity customers won a huge victory April 27, when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) stepped into the debate over two controversial consumer bailouts, proposed by FirstEnergy and American Electric Power (AEP). FERC’s decision overrides previous approval by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and affirms complaints filed by […]

Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities
AEP / Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Victory! Governor Kasich line-item vetoes the Tangible Personal Property Tax giveaway to utilities

COLUMBUS — With just hours to go before the deadline last night, Governor John Kasich signed the 2016-2017 budget into law, minus the last-minute amendment that would have transferred a key utility property tax on to consumers. Ohio Citizen Action members and friends were heard. More than 500 phone calls […]

Shoveling trash at Cleveland's Ridge Road garbage transfer station -- once the proposed site of a controversial waste-to-energy plant. (Marvin Fong, The Plain Dealer)
Cleveland Incinerator / Victory

Cleveland’s controversial plan to build ‘trash-to-energy’ facility declared dead

CLEVELAND — “A long-debated proposition to build an expensive and controversial trash-to-energy plant in Cleveland is dead. …Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration had championed the plan through years of public scrutiny, the crusade of environmental groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s declaration that such a project would run the risk […]

Victory! Cincinnati chooses clean, green energy – again
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy / Victory

Victory! Cincinnati chooses clean, green energy – again

CINCINNATI — “Yesterday the people of Cincinnati achieved another victory in the fight for clean air and to promote renewable energy. Last week, Interim City Manager Scott Stiles announced that First Energy Solutions would be the city’s electricity supplier and that the contract did not include the “green energy” option. […]

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

Cincinnati becomes first major city to offer 100% green electricity to residents
Cincinnati Electric and Gas Aggregation / Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Cincinnati becomes first major city to offer 100% green electricity to residents

Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly supported 100% renewable energy as a priority (…)

Coal plants drop off the map
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / FirstEnergy / Victory

Coal plants drop off the map

Each year 819,195,781 pounds of pollution will NOT be dumped into our air and water (…)

FirstEnergy, citing impact of environmental regulations, will retire six coal-fired power plants
Coal / FirstEnergy / Victory

FirstEnergy, citing impact of environmental regulations, will retire six coal-fired power plants

14,280 citizens sent letters to decision makers supporting the campaign (…)