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March/April 2015 Newsletter

In this issue: Sierra Club Responds to PUCO Vote on Bailout for AEP’s Coal Plants… NEO Sierra Club Sponsors Film… Ashtabula Energy NPDES Permit Hearing and Comment Period… 100 Years Is Long Enough… this and more! Read more…

March 19 Hearing RE Draft Discharge Permit to Ashtabula Energy

Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2015, regarding a draft wastewater discharge permit issued to Ashtabula Energy for a proposed industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, just east of EMC Ashtabula LP, in
Ashtabula. Read more…

March 8: Annual NEO Retreat

Join us for presentations on the Ohio Clean Water Campaign and Cleveland Year of Clean Water, Involving Students in Sierra Club Activism and Programs, and committee updates and planning for 2015. Read more…

100 Years Is Long Enough

In the past, Native Americans have worked on the preservation of tribal existence, protection of the tribal environment, promotion of Native American human rights, accountability of governments to Native Americans, and stopping stereotyping of Indigenous Peoples. This year Indigenous Peoples in Northeast Ohio are going to focus on stopping stereotyping of Native Americans. Read more…

Ashtabula Energy NPDES Permit Hearing and Comment Period

Ashtabula Energy is requesting a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from Ohio EPA. If issued final, the permit would cover wastewater discharges from the company’s proposed industrial processing plant to be located on the south side of Lake Road East, just east of EMC Ashtabula LP, in Ashtabula. There is an opportunity to comment publicly through March 27, 2015. Read more…

NEO Sierra Club Sponsors Film

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) begins on March 18 and runs until March 29 at Tower City Cinemas downtown. Again, NEO Sierra Club will participate as a Community Partner. In particular, we are helping to promote the film, Divide in Concord, a documentary about an octogenarian activist in Concord, Massachusetts who works to ban plastic water bottles in her community. Read more…

Feb. 24 – Ohio EPA Public Hearing on Dredging

Maintenance dredging in the Cuyahoga River federal navigation channel will be the focus of this Feb. 24, 2015, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks’ Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek, 2277 West Ridgewood Drive, Parma. Read more…