The Green New Deal: Addressing Climate Chaos
(with Millions of New Jobs in the Process)
This forum is an opportunity to learn about the background and key components of a Green New Deal and to share thoughts about its importance. This proposal has captured the imagination of thousands of young people across the country who are insisting climate change be a key focus of the 2020 elections.
Hosted by the Berea group of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus and the Northeast Ohio Coalition for a Green New Deal.
WHEN: Tues, July 2, 2019 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Berea Branch, 7 Berea Commons, Berea 44017,Large Meeting Room.There is plenty of parking in front of the library. Walk into the front door and make an immediate right turn.
CONTACT: Berea CCPC@gmail.com · (440) 263 3256
Feel free to just drop by, the public is welcome. Please invite a guest.
Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus website: http://www.cuycpc.org
HB 6 Threatens Ohio Renewable Energy while Bailing Out Nuclear Plants with Subsidies from Ratepayers
By Charlie Mitch
The Ohio General Assembly is currently working on a new law, HB 6, that would be a significant setback to the development of renewable energy for Ohio. The proposed bill would eliminate state standards for renewable energy while also bailing out Ohio utilities using noncompetitive nuclear power. Instead of the serious deficiencies imposed by HB 6, Ohio needs a better energy policy focused on increasing investment in energy efficiency and sustainable clean energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind. HB 6 would make it harder to increase the amount of electricity produced by economically competitive low carbon emission sources in Ohio. A better energy policy for Ohio would also need to provide for a just transition to support workers and communities impacted by closure of uneconomical nuclear and coal fired power plants.
HB 6 was recently passed in the Ohio House of Representatives and votes in the Ohio Senate are expected by the end of June (but have not occurred at the time of this writing). Senator Matt Dolan, whose district covers much of the Cleveland suburbs, will be a key vote on HB 6 in the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee. Dolan recently told the Plain Dealer (June 21)that he is working on an alternative to HB 6 “that would not completely abolish Ohio’s energy efficiency and renewable-energy standards,” stating that his alternative “won’t undermine the development of alternative energy and clean energy in Ohio.” Details of his alternative legislation have yet to be disclosed, but will need careful scrutiny when released.
How did your State Representative vote on HB 6? The voting record for each of the Northeast Ohio representatives is listed below. Find your Representative or Senator here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/
Phil Robinson District 6 voted No
Tom Patton District 7 voted Yes
Kent Smith District 8 voted No
Janine Boyd District 9 voted No
Terrence Upchurch District 10 voted Yes
Stephanie Howse District 11 voted No
Juanita Brent District 12 voted No
Mike Skindell District 13 voted No
Bride Rose Sweeney District 14 voted No
Jeff Crossman District 15 voted No
Dave Greenspan District 16 voted No
Casey Weinstein District 37 voted No
Gayle Manning District 55 voted No
Joe Miller District 56 voted Yes
Dick Stein District 57 voted Yes
John Rogers District 60 voted Yes
Jamie Callender (Sponsor) District 61 voted Yes
Darrell Kick District 70 voted Yes
John Patterson District 99 voted Yes
Outing at Put-In-Bay, Ohio
Saturday and Sunday, August 3-4, 2019
Sierra Club member Gabriela Kaplan will host up to 30 people at her cottage on the beach at Put-In-Bay, Ohio. There will be camping (bring tent and sleeping bag), swimming, bicycles, kayaking, music, bars, restaurants, Ohio State University Research Laboratory’s Fish Hatchery,South Bass Island State Park, Perry”s Victory and International Peace Monument, Lake Erie, and more.
Travel Details: Travel time is 1 hour 30 minutes from Downtown Cleveland (75 miles). Take I90 West and then Route 2 West to Port Clinton.
Then take the Jet Express from Port Clinton to Put-In-Bay (20 minute crossing).
Or take Miller Boat Line from Catawba, Route 53 North (20 minute crossing).
For more information and directions to Gabriela’s cottage contact Dennis Michael Plank at 216-939-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org