Let Ohio doctors and nurses do their jobs
Doctors, nurses, and emergency responders need to be able to quickly treat and protect patients - and themselves. Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Legislature just passed a new law that won’t let them do that.
The new law makes it easier for oil and gas drillers from Texas and Oklahoma to use the notorious practice of fracking, a combination of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. Fracking involves high-pressure injection of toxic chemicals underground to get oil and gas out of the rock.
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As a doctor, nurse, firefighter or other emergency responder I urge Ohio legislators to fix the problems in the new hydraulic fracturing (fracking) law, Senate Bill 315, that - -
- Make it nearly impossible for us to get crucial information about toxic chemicals used in oil and gas drilling - information we need to do our jobs and protect ourselves
- Prevent us from protecting public health by prohibiting disclosure of this information
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The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC), formed in 2000 and representing 126 member communities stretching over 9 northeastern Ohio counties, is the largest non-profit energy buying block in the United States. The primary responsibility of NOPEC’s nine-member Board of Directors is to negotiate the energy contract for its 500,000 members. Because of the unique laws within our state, Ohioans do not need to have energy monopolies any longer. If NOPEC members do not want FirstEnergy to provide their electricity, they can choose a utility provider that serves their needs.
Please sign this petition to let NOPEC know that Ohioans want clean and cheap energy.
You can also print a copy of the petition and circulate it in your neighborhood. Mail completed petitions to: Stephen Gabor, Ohio Citizen Action, 614 W. Superior Ave., Suite 1200, Cleveland, Ohio 44113. (216) 681-520011 signatures
Dear Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council (NOPEC) Board Members:
FirstEnergy’s decision to rely on expensive, obsolete and polluting Lake Erie coal plants to provide electricity is giving Ohioans cancer, strokes, heart disease and lung disease. These coal plants are permanently damaging Lake Erie, the drinking water source for 11 million people.
Things are changing: today most of the electricity on the market does not come from coal. I urge you to take responsibility for where our electricity comes from. Please use your negotiating power to find us an energy provider who does not use coal. We insist on the cheapest and cleanest energy available on the market, whether it is provided by FirstEnergy or another utility.
Sign this petition to give Mayor Jackson one more reason not to build a garbage incinerator in Cleveland.
You can also print a copy of the petition and circulate it in your neighborhood. Mail completed petitions to: Ohio Citizen Action, 614 W. Superior Ave., Suite 1200, Cleveland, Ohio 44113.GOAL: 500 signatures
The city of Cleveland is proposing to build a garbage incinerator at the Ridge Road Transfer Station.
It would involve the cooking of trash at high temperatures and the release of toxic pollutants into the air.
Recycling and reuse of materials is more energy efficient than combustion,and could create hundreds of jobs.
The city should not gamble millions of dollars on unproven technology that could endanger my family's health.
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