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How to win
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How to win

Our Good Neighbor Campaign Handbook was published in 2006, and is available on Amazon and the other major on-line booksellers. It is a 168-page guide to how to win the kind of anti-pollution campaigns we have been waging in Ohio and elsewhere. The chapters were written by people who have […]

Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

The arithmetic shows coal-to-liquid refineries can’t make U.S. more energy independent

COLUMBUS — “Baard Energy says its proposed coal-to-liquid refinery for Wellsville will help the United States become more more energy independent. Sounds great, but the arithmetic doesn’t work. Let’s start at the refinery level. Typically, for every one ton of coal fed into a refinery using this technology, two barrels […]

Report: Mountaintop-removal damage outlives ‘reclamation’
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Report: Mountaintop-removal damage outlives ‘reclamation’

CHARLESTON, WV — “Mountaintop-removal mining continues to damage the environment long after regulators sign off that mine sites have been properly reclaimed, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. GAO investigators found that mountaintop removal damages water quality, reforestation efforts need improvement, and mine operators often […]

Baard Energy wants to build an “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility” in Wellsville. What is that? What would it look like?
Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

Baard Energy wants to build an “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility” in Wellsville. What is that? What would it look like?

COLUMBUS — “It would help neighbors in Wellsville and the surrounding area to know what a plant like Baard Energy wants to build looks like in real life. Here is one, in Secunda, South Africa, that uses the same technology Baard plans to use. If this looks like a refinery, […]

Citizens urge neighbors and public to tell EPA to overhaul Hilton-Davis cleanup plan
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Citizens urge neighbors and public to tell EPA to overhaul Hilton-Davis cleanup plan

CINCINNATI — “Neighbors of the former Hilton-Davis plant in Pleasant Ridge are reaching out to their community and the public to influence the final stage of cleanup of the long polluted site. On Thursday, February 25, the Ohio EPA will hold a public hearing to accept comment on proposed remediation […]

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Reports, studies and other publications 1976-2009

The Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund, formerly the Citizens Policy Center, is the non-profit education and research affiliate of Ohio Citizen Action. It is led by Executive Director Rachael Belz. The Education Fund has issued 240 reports, studies, and other publications.

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Good Neighbor Campaigns 1998 – 2008

New leader looks to fire up Sierra Club
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

New leader looks to fire up Sierra Club

ALAMEDA, CA — “Also at the top of Brune’s first-year hit list is bringing an end to the coal industry’s ‘mountaintop removal’ mining practices. Mountaintop removal, which occurs mostly in the Appalachian states, involves using an explosive charge to remove the top 300 or 400 feet of a mountain to […]

Ohio Constitution too easy to alter, some lawmakers say
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Ohio Constitution too easy to alter, some lawmakers say

COLUMBUS — “Recent changes to the state constitution — and the threat of further alterations this year — have some state lawmakers worried that it’s too easy to mold Ohio’s most important legal document around special interests… But Catherine Turcer, of the government watchdog group Ohio Citizen Action, said the […]

East Liverpool board requests health testing for school children
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East Liverpool board requests health testing for school children

EAST LIVERPOOL — “By a 3-2 vote Thursday, the East Liverpool Board of Education formally asked that ‘hair metal level tests’ and ‘follow-up neuropsychological tests’ be conducted on school aged children within the district. The program would be voluntary and conducted by some state or federal agency that wasn’t named […]