Conservation News

Public Hearing on Sewer Rates and Budgets of Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

December 3, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

December 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Both hearings are scheduled at 138 East Court Street, Room 605, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

More information can be found at http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/hc/msd_default.asp?msd=budget

The operating budget can be found at http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/hc/hc_pdfs/MSD/budget/DraftOperatingBudgetReport8_15_14final.pdf

The capital budget can be found at http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/hc/hc_pdfs/MSD/budget/Appendix%20F%20-%202015_CIP_BOOK.pdf

And the rate study http://www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/hc/hc_pdfs/MSD/budget/MSDGC2014RateStudy-DraftReport_14NOV2014.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lick Run update

Posted on November 19th, 2014

MSD’s Lick Run Project Status meeting Update #2

6:30 – to 8:30 Tuesday Dec 2, 2014

Orion Academy in South Fairmount 1798 Queen City Avenue, Cincinnati, Oh 45214

 

 

 

See the Dam Movie at the Zoo for $5

Posted on November 9th, 2014

See The Dam Movie

DAMNATION DOCUMENTS THE LONG HISTORY OF DAMS IN AMERICA AND MORE RECENT EFFORTS TO TAKE THEM DOWN

Join The Benchmark Outfitters, Patagonia, and the Cincinnati Zoo for a special screening of the award-winning documentary DamNation, Thursday November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Frisch’s Theater at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access.DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.
Check out the DamNation Trailer here:  http://damnationfilm.com/trailer

$5.00 Tickets Include Parking and Admission

Purchase your tickets here
(Proceeds benefit research efforts focused on the Black Warrior Waterdog)

Ohio’s Climate Action Campaign will be delivering 400,000 comments to the EPA in support of renewable energy and reducing climate disrupting emissions.

?Bring your support signs for our 1 o’clock press conference to send a message to the Ohio administration that we won’t stand for the status quo any longer.

  
When: Thursday NOVEMBER 13TH, 2014 1:00PM
Where: 26 W. Martin Luther King Dr. CincinnatiOH 45268 

CUFA public meeting on sewer rates

Posted on October 29th, 2014

Concerned about high sewer bills?

see the discussion between residents and the county commission from Oct 27 meeting.

Sierra Club sent the attached comments on the “Situation Assessment” draft written by the Consensus Building Institute (CBI). CBI was hired by the Federal Highway Administration due to the controversy on the Relocated US 32 Segments II and III.

Download the documents here.

Sierra Club CBI Comments 10.17.2014

Attachments:

Air pollution and ADHD CCAAPS Newman et al 2013

CTS14-11

Highway expansions and increases in VMT USC Study 9-30-2014

Land use policies that reduce VMT USC Study 9-30-2014

Life expectancy and air pollution NEJM 2009

Traffic and wheezing in children Bernstein 2012

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