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July/Aug 2014 Newsletter

A Sincere Thanks to SB 310 Opponents; Meat-Free Monday; Sierra Club’s Water Alert Reporting Network (WARN) Reports First Incident in North Olmsted: SSOs, CSOs, and Community Response; Upcoming Events Read more…

Deepening Honeybee Crisis and Our Food Supply

When people think of honeybees, honey comes to mind. Most people are not aware that honeybees are a major pollinator for crops that produce one third of American food, including over 140 fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Read more…

blue creek wind farm

Ohio’s ‘freeze’ on renewable energy is already costing the state big time

One month ago (well, one month and 4 days, but who’s counting?), Ohio became the first state in the country to freeze its clean energy standards, when Governor Kasich signed SB 310 into law. At the same time, the Governor signed HB 483, the Mid-Biennial Review of the budget, into which the Ohio GOP slipped a new setback requirement for wind turbines. Read more…

Reddish brown plume and scum in water draining under the north side of the West Channel Pond Trail

Sierra Club’s Water Alert Reporting Network (WARN) Reports First Incident in North Olmsted: SSOs, CSOs, and Community Response

On the evening of Monday, May 12th, an intense storm dropped more than two inches of rain in North Olmsted, Ohio on ground which was already saturated from previous rainfall. Flooding affected many of the city’s homes, businesses, parking lots and streets, and local news outlets featured photos of partially submerged cars and pick-up trucks at Great Northern Shopping Mall the next day. The Rocky River Valley was flooded badly, too. If you are interested in more ways to get involved through hands-on training or volunteering, opportunities are available through the Ohio Chapter’s Clean Water Campaign page. Read more…