Opinion by Brent Larkin, The Plain Dealer, July 23, 2023 Turning Cleveland into a freshwater capital The failure to provide meaningful access to and to build an economy around all that freshwater has been one of this community’s longest-running failures.
Thank you Governor DeWine for supporting home rule and protecting Lake Erie.
Please tell your Ohio State Senator to let local areas determine their own laws, especially on plastics which can harm our lakes and rivers
This from the Sierra Club of Ohio:
EVERYONE make calls to Governor DeWine’s office applauding his position against the container law preemption bills and for local government freedom to develop solutions to plastic pollution. (Pats on the back are always nice, and hopefully it will encourage him to hold strong on his position and veto any bills that may make it to his desk) (614) 644-4357
To find your Ohio State Senator (or Rep.), click here
Here are tools we can use to educate about the Cuyahoga County Single-Use Plastic Bag ban
Mayor Kessler (Bexley OH) Testimony, Senate Bill 222, 12/3/19 Mayor Ben Kessler, City of Bexley
testimony on 12/3/19 S.B. 222 (3rd Hearing)
Ohio Senate version of “banning the ban” re: single use bags
“Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs” Committee
League of Women Voters-Ohio Testimony
SB222 – Prohibit Tax Plastic Bag
Alan R. Rosenfield – Energy Specialist
Peggy Ann Berry – Environment Specialist
Senate Local Government, Public Safety and Veterans Affairs Committee December 3, 2019 The link is here
Testimony from Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny Simon and Cuyahoga County Sustainability Director Mike Foley The link is here
Tuesday December 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm “Plastics and Lake Erie” The flyer is here
The video is here
Rocky River Library, 1600 Hampton Rd, Rocky River 44116 Moderated by Elizabeth Miller, Environmental Reporter, Ideastream
Panelists: Jill Bartolotta, Extension Educator, Ohio Sea Grant College Program Crystal M.C. Davis, Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes Erin D. Huber, Executive Director and Founder, Drink Local Drink Tap
Co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com, Ideastream, Rocky River High School Environmental Club and Bay Village Green Team
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.