Conservation News

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


Air pollution and ADHD CCAAPS Newman et al 2013


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



Sierra Club and Build513 videos on MSDGC

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Sierra Club and Build513 have released a video on the need for training for upcoming sewer infrastructure jobs. View it here

We’ll be releasing another video soon about Green Infrastructure and the Combined Sewer Overflow threat to the community.

Join our efforts for Good Jobs, Clean Water and Fair and Affordable Rates.

Join us at the upcoming Town Hall sponsored by Communities United for Action, on Oct 27 at 7 PM at 1814 Dreman Avenue, 45223.
RSVP here.

You heard it here first! But the experts now agree Greater Cincinnati needs to do more to invest in transit!  Let’s build a safer, greener transportation network. Stop the Eastern Corridor Highway! Start investing in regional transit.

Global Frackdown

Posted on October 9th, 2014

Global Frackdown on Sat., Oct. 11, 3 pm on Fountain Square.  Part of the Global Day of Action.  Join the SW Ohio no Frack Forum, Food & Water Watch and others in this rally.  March through downtown, join the water dancers and learn how to get more involved.

Congratulations to Chris Curran on getting her op ed printed and a full editorial page devoted to air pollution!

That page also shows a video which was produced with the assistance of John Schneider when he was part of the Leadership Cincinnati group a few years back.

Sewer Rate Town Hall Meeting October 27, 7-9 pm

Posted on September 29th, 2014

sewageJoin the Communities United for Action and Coalition 4 Fair Rates for a Public Forum or a Town Hall event on Sewer Rates.

Clean Water is a Human Right, yet the cost of rising sewer bills is too high for many individuals and communities. Worse yet, the people most affected by combined sewer overflows proportionately pay higher sewer rates than others. Shouldn’t we all pay our fair share including commercial and industrial users?

Click here to learn more and RSVP