Moms are working in Ohio to fight for clean air and a stable climate. We host events, share information about what’s going on, and create opportunities for mothers to talk to their legislators about their concerns. Please join us in Ohio, and let us know about your priorities.
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How we’re making a difference in Ohio
Ohio Moms Respond to Covid-19
As we continue to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic in Ohio, Moms Clean Air Force is holding all events virtually. Keeping our families safe is our top priority. So we are meeting with each other and our lawmakers remotely, while we explore ways to best support Ohio communities.
Ohio Moms speak out against House Bill 6.
In July 2020, the FBI arrested former Ohio Speaker Larry Householder and his associates in an alleged $61 million bribery scandal connected to House Bill 6. This is the nuclear and coal bailout bill that cost consumers more than $1.3 billion, destroyed Ohio jobs, and stripped away clean energy programs that would have protected Ohioans health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite widespread opposition from Ohioans before the bill passed and outrage over the news that HB 6 was passed as part of “likely the largest bribery scheme ever perpetrated against the state of Ohio,” this bad bill remains in place in the fall of 2020. The Ohio House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight continues to drag its feet on HB 6 repeal efforts and has not yet invited the public to testify on this corrupt legislation. In fact, Committee Chairman Hoops recently announced that the committee will not meet to consider a repeal of HB 6 until further notice.
Ohioans deserve to be heard, which is why a coalition of stakeholder groups, including Moms Clean Air Force, convened a series of virtual public hearings on the need to repeal HB 6 in October 2020. Moms Clean Air Force Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta moderated the three-evening event. More than 70 individuals offered testimony over the course of the hearings, including Moms Clean Air Force members, Ohioans concerned about clean energy and cleaning up corruption, public health professionals, representatives of the faith community, students and young people, environmental activists, scientists, and concerned citizens from across the state. Legislators from both parties also listened in.
These citizen hearings worked. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee announced in November that it will hold a public hearing on SB 346, legislation to fully repeal HB 6. Ohio Moms will submit written testimony to the committee, and Tracy is working with coalition members to compile nearly 50 individual pieces of testimony from the citizen hearings to submit into the formal hearing record.
Watch all three public hearings HERE.
Ohio Moms help pass renewable energy plan in Columbus.
On Election Day 2020, 76% of voters in Columbus, Ohio, voted to pass the Midwest’s largest community choice aggregation program. The Columbus Community Choice Aggregation Plan will ensure that 100% of the city’s electricity will be generated from renewable energy sources by 2022. The plan will protect our children’s health by reducing air pollution and will create clean energy jobs in our communities.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio played an important role in the passage of this plan, endorsing it early on and enlisting public health experts to promote it. We attended press conferences about the plan, reached out to voters with phone banking, and wrote letters to the editor.
Ohio Moms applaud big step forward for Icebreaker wind farm.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio and partners shared a huge victory on September 17, 2020, when the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) voted unanimously to remove the “poison pill” provision that had sabotaged the Icebreaker wind turbine project in May. Icebreaker, a 20.7-megawatt pilot project planned for Lake Erie, 10 miles off the coast of Cleveland, could be the nation’s first freshwater wind farm. For years, Ohio Moms have worked to get this wind farm approved, testifying before the OPSB and Public Utilities Commission and holding Ohio officials accountable for their efforts to block the project.
Additional hearings are still needed to finalize Icebreaker, but it is moving forward again and poised to bring 500 jobs and $250 million in investment to Ohio. The wind farm could bring clean energy to more than 7,000 homes across the state.
Ohio Moms join Moms Clean Air Force members across the country to demand stronger protections against deadly soot.
In May 2020, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio joined more than 65 Moms Clean Air Force staff and volunteers from 18 states and DC to deliver testimony at the EPA’s virtual public hearing on PM 2.5, or deadly soot. In April 2020, Trump’s EPA proposed to retain the current standards for particle pollution, ignoring science and putting thousands of lives at risk. Even in the midst of a national public health emergency from Covid-19, moms participated in the public hearing in record numbers. It’s one of many ways Moms Clean Air Force Ohio is continuing to engage in serious and consequential advocacy and outreach during the coronavirus pandemic.
Ohio field organizer Tracy Sabetta and her daughter, Madison, offered testimony.
Moms Clean Air Force helps Ohio push for bold climate legislation.
In November 2019, Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) introduced the 100% Clean Economy Act of 2019 with Representatives Deb Haaland (NM-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), Paul Tonko (NY-20), and Chellie Pingree (ME-01). This ambitious national bill aims to eliminate all climate pollution—including from transportation, electricity, buildings, and agriculture—by no later than 2050.
In the months leading up to the release of the bill, Ohio moms met with Members of Congress across the state to urge them to join as co-sponsors. Moms Clean Air Force Ohio thanks Representatives Joyce Beatty (OH-03) and Tim Ryan (OH-13) for being among the over 150 original co-sponsors leading on this issue.
Click here to learn more about the bill.
Ohio Moms help raise awareness around racial disparities in infant mortality throughout the state.
While infant mortality rates in Ohio reached the second all-time low in 2017 since 1939, this statistic only paints half the picture. The rates of infant mortality of white babies is steadily decreasing as the rates of infant mortality of black babies rises. The disparities are staggering—black infants die at three times higher rates than white infants in Ohio. In fact, from 2013 to 2015, Ohio had the highest black infant mortality rate in the country.
At the 2018 Mom Power Summit in Columbus, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio helped shine a spotlight on this issue. Five speakers with expertise in environmental pollution and infant mortality presented on the leading causes of infant mortality and what can be done to help address them. Ohio nurses received continuing education credits for participating in the summit. Attendees also included representatives from the Columbus mayor’s office, Councilwoman Liz Brown’s office, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty’s office.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio is continuing this fight, pushing the state to address this issue head on. We are also working to educate moms and health care providers on the effects of environmental pollution on infants through our Baby Power campaign.
Ohio and Midwest Moms Clean Air Force members make powerful statement to the Big Three Automakers.
Moms Clean Air Force has been fighting against the rollback of the Clean Car Standards. These standards lower climate-harming pollution and help families save money at the pump—but the Trump administration is trying to dismantle them. One of the main auto-producing states, Ohio is critically important in this fight.
To urge automakers to oppose the rollback, Moms Clean Air Force members from Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan delivered over 13,000 petitions to the Big Three Automakers as well as published op-eds and launched a social media accountability campaign. Moms also attended the September 2018, EPA hearings in Dearborn, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Fresno, California, to make it clear that moms across the country want cleaner cars and expect our automakers to provide them.
Helping Ohio’s communities build a clean energy future.
In February 2020, Moms Clean Air Force and partner organizations across Ohio launched Power a Clean Future Ohio, an initiative that connects local elected officials with businesses, faith groups, and advocacy organizations to help them identify equitable, local solutions to the climate crisis. Together, political, business, faith, and climate leaders are working to inform and incentivize community-level action to reduce climate pollution and spur economic growth and development.
On the launch of Power a Clean Future Ohio, Moms Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta said,
Moms stand shoulder to shoulder with local leaders, supporting them, urging them to do more, and celebrating the innovations that improve the quality of our air for our kids. We have the power to make change in our own backyards and protect our children’s health.
Read the latest news about Power a Clean Future Ohio here.
Holding Ohio’s utility regulators accountable.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio has joined the Ohio Consumers Power Alliance in calling for Governor DeWine to replace the chair of Ohio’s Public Utilities Commission, Sam Randazzo. Not only does Randazzo have deep ties to FirstEnergy—the Akron-based electric utility implicated in a $61 billion bribery scandal in July 2020—as chair of the commission that regulates all Ohio’s public utilities, he also has a track record of standing in the way of clean energy.
He killed Ohio’s first offshore wind energy project, which would have brought 500 jobs and $253 million in investments to our state. He delayed several large-scale solar projects despite his staff’s recommendation for approval. And he hamstrung utilities’ ability to offer voluntary energy waste reduction programs that would save their customers money. He’s taken all these actions at the expense of clean air and our children’s future.
Working with Moms in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia to protect our children’s health from climate pollution.
Just as the energy sector works to build cross-state infrastructure, Moms Clean Air Force field organizers and volunteers from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are working together to advocate for climate safety. By implementing commonsense environmental regulations, reducing greenhouse gas pollution, and embracing clean energy opportunities, the tri-state area can build a strong economy that prioritizes our children’s health and equity across communities.
Watch the second in our series of tri-state energy updates here:
A strong voice at the Ohio Energy Table.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio is a founding partner of the Ohio Energy Table, a statewide coalition of environmental, conservation, health, faith, and labor partners working to promote clean energy and energy efficiency. Through our participation in the Energy Table, we work closely with state lawmakers and administration officials on energy and environmental policies.
Moms & Mayors
Through the Moms & Mayors program, Moms Clean Air Force members across the country are engaging in local advocacy efforts in support of advancing carbon reduction strategies to create a healthier future for our children. Moms in Ohio are working with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, through Power a Clean Future Ohio, to build momentum around local clean air and clean energy initiatives across the state.
Our cities are making strong climate commitments.
Despite state and federal efforts to hinder the transition to renewable energy, Ohio cities are fighting back with strong commitments to 100% clean and renewable energy. In September 2018, Cleveland became the first city in Ohio to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Cincinnati soon followed, committing to an even more ambitious goal of 100% renewable energy by 2035.
Columbus, the largest city in Ohio, is now fighting its own battle to pass 100% clean energy legislation. Moms Clean Air Force Ohio is mobilizing around the city to make it loud and clear: Ohio moms want clean energy for our children.
Our children breathe polluted air.
Smog, or ground-level ozone, is a big issue in Ohio’s three largest metropolitan areas. Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Franklin (Columbus), and Hamilton (Cincinnati) Counties all received an F grade from the American Lung Association in 2019 based on the number of code orange and red ozone air pollution days. Ozone irritates the lungs, can trigger asthma attacks, interferes with normal lung development, and increases the risk of respiratory infections.
But Ohio’s smog issues extend beyond these major cities.
Fifteen out of 34 counties in Ohio that monitor ozone air pollution received a D or F grade.
Fracking endangers our communities and children.
In 2017, Ohio produced 21 times more natural gas than it did in 2012, primarily from the Utica Shale region. There are currently over 100,000 active oil and gas wells, compressors, and processors in the state with 3,295,000 Ohioans living within a one-half-mile radius of these sites, according to the Oil and Gas Threat Map. Because of their proximity to the infrastructure of the shale boom, these millions of residents are at increased risk of exposure to toxic pollution from natural gas operations. As Ohio’s fracking industry is booming, Ohio families and communities bear the costs.
A dangerous by-product of the fracking industry, wastewater is injected deep into the bedrock of Ohio communities. A “slurry” of water and sand, fracking wastewater also contains arsenic, lead, formaldehyde, mercury, and other often-undisclosed toxins. This practice has widespread impacts, including earthquakes, toxic spills, and the contamination of groundwater.
And Ohio isn’t just “disposing” of its own wastewater; much of Pennsylvania’s wastewater gets trucked across state lines and dumped into Ohio communities to bypass stricter regulations in Pennsylvania.
Moms Clean Air Force is committed to protecting frontline communities from oil and gas pollution and is a partner in the Ohio Methane Coalition, supporting strong, effective U.S. EPA regulations to reduce harmful methane emissions from both new and existing natural gas and oil wells. Ohio moms have also been fighting the proposed rollback of the New Source Performance Standards, a federal regulation that protects communities around the country from pollution from new oil and gas operations.
On October 29, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio joined partner organizations from around the state for the last day of public hearings to repeal House Bill 6. Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta moderated the event. Watch the replay.
On October 27, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio joined partner organizations from around the state for the second day of public hearings to repeal House Bill 6. Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta moderated the event. Watch the replay.
On October 21, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio joined partner organizations from around the state for the first day of public hearings to repeal House Bill 6. The hearings were organized by a coalition of state environmental organizations because—three months after the FBI arrested former Ohio Speaker Larry Householder and his associates in an alleged $60 million bribery scandal connected to HB 6—the Ohio House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight continues to drag its feet on repeal efforts and has not yet invited the public to testify on this corrupt legislation. At this first of three hearings, more than 20 witnesses, including three of our Ohio members, testified, and Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta moderated the event. More than 60 Ohioans listened in. Watch the replay.
On October 1, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio co-sponsored a conversation with Ohio Citizen Action’s Anastazia Vanisko, Black Environmental Leaders’ SeMia Brae, and Environmental Health Watch’s Kim Foreman about energy needs in Northeast Ohio, both today and in the future. Panelists spoke about the positive impact of transitioning to clean energy on community health, wealth, and well-being. Listen to the conversation HERE.
On September 30, Moms Clean Air Force Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta, Pennsylvania organizer Vanessa Lynch, and West Virginia organizer Leah Barbor sat down to discuss energy policy in their states and ways moms are working to ensure climate safety for our children. Watch the video here.
On September 29, Moms Clean Air Force chapters in DC, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia hosted watch parties for the first presidential debate. After receiving hundreds of emails and tweets from our members, debate moderator Chris Wallace strayed from the planned debate topics and spent 10 minutes questioning the candidates about their climate policy. It was the first time a debate moderator had asked a question about climate change during a presidential debate in 12 years.
Ohio Moms participated in a virtual press conference on September 29 to announce that 11 environmental groups had endorsed Issue 1, the campaign to support a 100% renewable energy aggregation ballot initiative scheduled for November in Columbus. Read the press release that accompanied the announcement HERE.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio co-hosted a Northeast Ohio tele-townhall on September 22 with more than 200 participants on the phone line. Speakers included Jean Su from the Center for Biological Diversity, Dr. Aparna Bole from University Hospitals in Cleveland, Crystal Davis from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Achilles Morales from the Ohio Equity Team Voting Ambassadors Program. The conversation highlighted equitable opportunities to build power toward a clean energy future in Ohio localities.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta and Pennsylvania organizer Vanessa Lynch sat down to discuss the largest public corruption case in Ohio history and Tracy’s work with coalition partners on the repeal of House Bill 6, which imposed energy bill rate hikes for Ohioans in order to bailout a corrupt energy company. Watch the video here.
On June 25, Ohio field organizer Tracy Sabetta joined Moms Clean Air Force organizers from across the country to offer comment in a meeting with OMB officials on the EPA’s proposed methane rule.
Ohio Moms joined Moms Clean Air Force members across the country to testify in the EPA’s virtual hearing on its proposal to retain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter. Ohio organizer Tracy Sabetta testified with her daughter, Madison, in favor of following science and strengthening the existing rule.
Ohio Moms participated in a virtual Earth Day Town Hall featuring Senator Sherrod Brown. Cleveland was an epicenter of change 50 years ago when the response to the Cuyahoga River catching fire played a central role in igniting a nationwide movement that led to the first Earth Day, the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the passing of the Clean Water Act. On this 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, Sen. Brown and other panelists addressed the multiple, intertwined crises faced today with the Covid-19 pandemic, societal inequities, and climate change.
Members of Moms Clean Air Force from around the country, including Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas, testified in Dallas at the only public hearing on the EPA’s proposed repeal of the methane rule. Read more here.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio organizer Laura Burns presented at a United Methodist Women district meeting in Canfield.
Field organizer Laura Burns participated in a telepresser organized by the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) in response to methane rollbacks.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a GOTV event in Mansfield in cooperation with the Richland County Board of Elections.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at the Happy Healthy Holy Conference with the Evangelical Environmental Network.
Field organizer Laura Burns was the featured speaker for the Capitol Area United Methodist Women district meeting on September 22. She spoke to 68 women about climate change, children’s health, and the biblical imperative to care for others.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at the Loundonville Health Fair.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at the Wexner Center for the Truth Has Changed event.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended a solar conference in Bexley with Mayor Kessler.
Field organizer Laura Burns presented at a Clean Cars press event.
Members of Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Field organizer Laura Burns spoke at All Souls UU Church.
Field organizer Laura Burns joined Midwest field organizer Kelly Nichols in Detroit to deliver over 13,000 petition signatures from Moms Clean Air Force members demanding that the Big Three Automakers—Ford, Chrysler, and GM—continue enforcing the Clean Car Standards.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Mama Summit in Columbus to learn about and celebrate local action on climate change. Representatives from the Columbus mayor’s office, Councilwoman Liz Brown’s office, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty’s office were present.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at the United Methodist Women assembly with Beth Bond from the Evangelical Environmental Network.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio is tabled at the Coshoctan Earth Day Festival.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio spoke on a bipartisan climate solutions panel.
Moms Clean Air Force participated in the Malone Faith and Creation event in partnership with the Evangelical Environmental Network and Youth Evangelicals for Climate Action.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio participated in the kick-off of the 22nd Anniversary Earth Stewardship Celebration in Mansfield.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio participated in WooTalks Methane and Pipelines.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a showing of the film Keeping Watch.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a house party to connect with new and existing members and learn more about climate and health issues.
Field organizer Laura Burns spoke on a Climate Solutions Panel at Ohio State University.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a State of the Union watch party at Gateway Film Center.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Health Summit in Cincinnati.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio members traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with lawmakers and urge them to protect EPA’s budget.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at the Madsion Farmers’ Market.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at Ohio State University-Mansfield for the Involvement Fair.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio members testified at a Citizen Hearing focused on the EPA budget.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended a free screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power in Columbus.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at the Oneness Family Fest in Cincinnati.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio members attended the 2017 Play-In for Climate Action in Washington, DC, where they met with Senator Brown and Senator Portman’s staff.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio marched in the Columbus Red White and Boom parade.
Field consultant Laura Burns spoke at an accountability event at Senator Portman’s Cincinnati office.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Cuyahoga River memorial event.
Field organizer Laura Burns participated in a DC fly-in organized by Earthjustice focused on communicating with members of Congress and EPA staff on ozone and children’s health.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled and spoke at the Cincinnati Climate Rally.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at event with OEC at the Women’s Club in Cincinnati.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio sponsored the Green Cincinnati Thought Leader event.
Field organizer Laura Burns spoke during the Sunday service at the Bellville Unitarian Universalist Church.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted Mama Summit 2017 at the Statehouse in Columbus. Participants joined for advocacy training and lobby visits to advocate for the health and wellness of our children.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended and spoke at the Peoples Climate Rally in Cincinnati.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Coshocton Earth Day Celebration.
Field organizer Laura Burns spoke on a panel at a Keep Wayne Wild event.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a press conference in Mansfield to highlight disapproval of President Trump’s executive order that attacks clean air safeguards.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Raising Richland County Community Garden Summit.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a rally outside Senator Portman’s Columbus office to let him know that moms disapprove of his vote to confirm Scott Pruitt to head EPA. View a video clip here.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a rally to thank Senator Brown for his commitment to vote no on Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head EPA.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Earth Stewardship Celebration Kickoff.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio joined the Richland County Environmental Stewardship Committee.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio field organizer Laura Burns traveled to DC with her children to meet with her senators to express why the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head EPA is concerning for Ohioans. Later in the month, Laura attended Scott Pruitt’s EPA nomination committee hearing in DC.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio mobilized Frontline Moms in response to legislation that would turn Ohio’s clean energy standards into unenforceable goals for the next three years and allow Ohio’s largest mercantile customers to opt out of energy efficiency programs completely.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on SB 320.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio was represented at the CAC Thought Leaders Forum at Ohio State University with speakers from Ohio State’s Byrd Polar Climate and Research Center and a public health speaker.
Field manager Tracy Sabetta attended an editorial board meeting with the Canton Repository.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio field organizer Laura Burns attended a Thought Leaders on Climate event in Cleveland.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Ohio EPA Rover Pipeline hearing in Wooster.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a GOTV breakfast at the NC State Urban Center in Mansfield.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Play-In for Climate Action in Mansfield.
Representatives from Ohio Environmental Council, Moms Clean Air Force, and other local environmental groups discussed the health and environmental impacts of compressor stations at an Environmental Health Town Hall.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a School’s Out Food Drive contributing to the over 4,542 pounds of food collected by Moms Clean Air Force chapters nationwide.
Field organizer Laura Burns taught a summer science class on pollution and clean energy at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Audubon Grange Gardening for Climate event.
Field organizer Laura Burns was interviewed by Cincinnati Fox19 news for a report on the air pollution in Hamilton County.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Senate Bill 320.
Field manager Tracy Sabetta represented Moms Clean Air Force during a presentation to the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus on May 4. Tracy discussed the health benefits of implementing the Clean Power Plan at the state level and reinstating Ohio’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. All 10 state senators and their staff were present and asked questions about the information presented.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio recruited mother Rashay Layman to participate in a roundtable discussion with Columbus City Councilwoman Liz Brown linking climate change and the need to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio appeared as a guest on Mansfield Public Television show “I Love My Job.”
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Shelby Earth Day Festival.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Read-In at Ashland Public School.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio tabled at Coshoctan Earth Day Festival.
Moms Clean Air Force worked with partners to host a Faith and Climate Day of Action, a combined press conference and advocacy day with 15 diverse Ohio faith-based organizations.
A Moms Clean Air Force Ohio representative spoke at American Heritage Girls (junior high/high school troop).
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended a Women in Conservation event in Columbus.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Play-In for Climate Action at Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, featuring educational kids’ activities and a press conference.
Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Read-In and “Pollution and You” presentation at Ashland Junior High.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Read-In at the Coshocton Public Library.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a State of the Climate simulcast with Ohio Interfaith Power & Light at the Ontario Library.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio hosted a Read-In at Mansfield Christian School.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio co-hosted a Moms and Docs Roundtable with Environment Ohio.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio helped host a discussion of climate and clean energy in Ohio’s communities with NextGen Founder and President Tom Steyer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Cleveland. In attendance were more than 100 state and local elected officials, business owners, faith leaders, public health officials, and others. Speakers included Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate; Rev. Otis Moss, Senior Pastor of Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ; Claire Boettler, President of the Ohio Public Health Association; David Beach, Director of the Green City Blue Lake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, emcee.
Moms Clean Air Force Ohio attended the Ladies Who Lead event in the Ladies’ Gallery of the Ohio Statehouse. Speakers included Supermom Michele Timmons, Teresa Brown of Women of Steel, and Representative Nickie Antonio.
- Columbus Dispatch, PUCO chairman skips meeting following FBI search of his home
- WOSU, Gov. DeWine Deflects Questions on FBI Search of Public Utility Official’s Home
- Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine deflects questions on public utility official
- The Repository, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine deflects questions on public utility official
- WBNS, DeWine deflects questions on public utility official
- AP News, Ohio governor deflects questions on public utility official
- The Highland County Press, Ohioans sound off in support of repealing House Bill 6
- Statehouse News Bureau, FBI Source In Corruption Investigation Talks Opposition To HB6
- Columbus Dispatch, Ohio environmental groups hold virtual hearings over House Bill 6 repeal
- Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Issue 1 would make family, community healthier
- Press Release, Ohio Moms are outraged at EPA’s attack on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in the midst of a global respiratory pandemic: Sabotaging these standards is an unforgivable assault on our health
- Mansfield News Journal, Laura Burns appointed to Mansfield City Council, filling 1st Ward seat
- Press Release, Ohio Moms Testify Against Trump’s Plan to Gut Critical EPA Methane Safeguards for Families
- Press Release, Moms Clean Air Force Opposes Trump’s Plan to Gut Critical EPA Methane Safeguards for Ohio Families
- Public News Service, Moms Question EPA Nominee’s Coal Past
- Energy News Network, EPA proposal would put federal mercury rules on shakier legal ground
- AU Live, Oil and gas companies explore Northeast Ohio for fracking opportunities
- Gongwer Ohio report, Enviro Groups Blast Methane Standards Rollback
- MarketWatch, Federal Agency Releases Finding of No Significant Environmental Impact with Lake Erie Wind Turbine Project
- The Columbus Dispatch, EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power
- The Alliance Review, EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power
- The Daily Jeff, EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power
- The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio EPA studying federal clean air changes
- Energy News Network, Panel: Methane leak capture could add millions to Ohio’s economy
- Mansfield News Journal, Community rallies against Ashland County fracking
- WCSM Radio, Report Highlights Ohio Mom on Front Lines of Oil and Gas Boom
- Public News Service, Report Highlights Ohio Mom on Front Lines of Oil and Gas Boom
- Ohio Telepresser Audio Recording, NEW REPORT: Trump Administration Attacks on Methane Safeguards Threaten Rural and Urban Families, Adds to Pollution Burden of Vulnerable Populations
- Press Release, NEW REPORT: Trump Administration Attacks on Methane Safeguards Threaten Rural and Urban Families, Adds to Pollution Burden of Vulnerable Populations
- All in a Day’s Work Blog, Mama Summit and the Clean Air Force Initiative
- The Columbus Dispatch, Letter: Women’s group sought to clear the air
- WFXN The Fox, 22nd Annual Earth Stewardship Kick-off
- Public Now, Earth Stewardship 2018 – Kickoff
- Columbus Patch, OSU Professor Joins Lawsuit Against US EPA
- Evangelical Environmental Network, Being a Mom and an Advocate at the Same Time
- Yahoo Sports, OSU Professor Joins Lawsuit Against US EPA
- Blog Talk Radio, Being a Mom and an Advocate at the Same Time
- WCSM Radio, Map Highlights Where Ohio Kids Are Exposed to Oil, Gas Emissions
- Public News Service, Report: EPA Cuts Could Hurt Ohio’s Air Quality
- Statehouse News Bureau, This Region Of Ohio Ranks Among The Worst In Country For Risk Of Breathing Problems
- Public News Service, Discussion Highlights Ohio Impacts of Proposed EPA Cuts
- Statehouse News Bureau, EPA Engineer: Proposed Cuts Mean “Less Cops On The Beat”
- WOSU Public Media, Environmental Groups Say EPA Budget Cuts Could Harm Ohio
- MyInforms, ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS SAY EPA BUDGET CUTS COULD HARM OHIO
- Ideastream, EPA Engineer: Proposed Cuts Mean “Less Cops On The Beat”
- MyInforms, U.S. EPA CUTS COULD AFFECT OHIO’S LAND, AIR AND WATER
- WCBE 90.5 FM, U.S. EPA Cuts Could Affect Ohio’s Land, Air And Water
- Press Statement, Moms Have a Message for Vice President Mike Pence During Ohio Visit
- Richland Source, Nearly 50 Mansfield Elementary girls wrapping up first STEM camp
- Our Climate Voices, LAURA | MANSFIELD, OHIO
- The Courier, Ohio Daybook
- Mansfield News Journal, Two families would lose homes in Mansfield dam project
- EcoWatch, Another Reason to Halt Rover Pipeline: It’s a Climate Disaster
- Mansfield News Journal, Letter: Climate change, pollution threaten asthmatic children
- The Vindicator, Keep methane emissions standards, environmentalists urge
- The Vindicator, Senate should leave intact rules governing methane
- Mansfield News Journal, Earth Stewardship is taking ownership of your community
- Mansfield News Journal, How to live a more green life
- WMFD TV, Mansfield North End Flooding Issues A Cause For Concern
- Public News Service, Ohio Groups Will Fight Trump Climate Order
- The Daily Record, Gazebo gathering says ‘thanks’ to Sen. Brown
- Richland Source, Community leaders thank Sen. Brown for voting against Pruitt
- Mansfield News Journal, Local leaders condemn new EPA head as Trump signs order
- WFXN-FM, 21st Annual Earth Stewardship Kick-off
- Cleveland.com, Climate change is making Americans sick, nation’s medical societies warn
- Mansfield News Journal, Letter: Consider clean energy
- Think Progress, Kids and elderly people in these 9 states spend a scary amount of time near fracking
- Shred of Truth, KIDS AND ELDERLY PEOPLE IN THESE 9 STATES SPEND A SCARY AMOUNT OF TIME NEAR FRACKING
- Richland Source, Voters should take advantage of a right that was hard-earned
- That Mama Gretchen, VOTING IS ABOUT TEACHING OUR CHILDREN THAT THEIR VOICES MATTER … AND 9 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
- Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Resources for Info on #Fracking Health E
- Richland Source, 2 families given 160 pounds of food
- Richland Source, Food drive to benefit local families in need
- Public News Service, Millions of Ohioans Living Near Toxic Emissions
- Fox 19 News, Report: Hamilton County among most polluted in U.S.
- Richland Source, EPA pushes forward in cutting methane emissions, Richland County not affected yet
- Akron Beacon Journal, U.S. EPA releases rules on methane emissions from new oil, natural gas wells; rules on existing wells may be next
- Windpower Engineering, Extending the freeze on clean energy ties Ohio to old power tech
- Public News Service, New Attempt to Keep Ohio Clean Energy Standards on Ice
- The Columbus Dispatch, Rally urges end to clean-energy standard freeze
- Cleveland.com, Activists to call out DeWine over Clean Power Plan lawsuit
- The Columbus Dispatch, Cleaner air is better deal in the long run
- WMFD, Ohio Interfaith Power And Light Holds Video Conference
- Midwest Energy News, Ohio advocates point out health costs of delaying emissions cuts
- The Energy Collective, Protect Our Families: Bring Back Ohio’s Clean Energy Standards
- Coshocton Tribune, Play-in focuses on air quality for families
- The Hannah Report, U.S. Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan; Ohio Stakeholders React
- WOSU Radio, Mother Takes Her Fight For Clean Air To The Statehouse
- The Hannah Report, Senate GOP Still Seeking to Extend Energy Freeze
- WKSU Public Radio, Moms Clean Air Force wants to reverse renewable-energy freeze
- Statehouse News Bureau, Mother Takes Her Fight For Clean Air To The Statehouse
- Cleveland.com, Methane pollution threatens Ohio’s health: Laura Burns, Mom’s Clean air Force
- Cleveland.com, Reverse course on Ohio renewable-energy mandates freeze: Ellen Eilers (Opinion)
- Richland Source, Mansfield councilman supports EPA cuts to methane emissions
- Richland Source, Mansfield council passes home protection bill
- Cleveland.com, Climate change, energy to be topics at town hall meeting in Parma tonight
- Public News Service, Clean Energy Standard Freeze “Suffocating” Investment in Ohio?
- Richland Source, Community hears about proposed methane regulations
- Mansfield News Journal, Letter | New methane pollution standards make sense
- Akron Beacon Journal, U.S. EPA releases plan to curtail methane emissions from oil, gas wells, pipelines, processing plants, storage facilities
- The Lakewood Observer, State Representative, Moms Clean Air Force And Blue Green Alliance
- Richland Source, Councilman Don Bryant, others plead for national standards on methane emissions
- WMFD TV, Environmental Advocates Call For Methane Pollution Controls
- The Columbus Dispatch, Portman criticized for emissions stance
- The Vindicator, Portman pollution amendment criticized in $500K Ohio ad buy
- WRAL News, Environmental group’s ad decries Portman pollution amendment
- WOSU Public Media, Portman Pollution Amendment Criticized In $500K Ohio Ad Buy
- Greenfield Daily Reporter, National environmental group launches $500K ad campaign targeting Portman pollution amendment
- Fox Business, National environmental group launches $500K ad campaign targeting Portman pollution amendment
- Cleveland.com, Environmental groups to hit Rob Portman with TV ads for his global warming proposal (video)
- Good Mornings, March 17, 2015 Radio Clip
- The Lima News, Kasich: Tax cuts, innovation can continue Ohio’s success
- Daily Reporter, Gov. Kasich in State of State speech ties more tax cuts, education changes to Ohio’s success
- Daily Journal, Gov. Kasich in State of State speech ties more tax cuts, education changes to Ohio’s success
- The Columbus Dispatch, June 2014 Best of the Rest
- Cleveland.com, Ohio catering to big business by freezing renewable energy standards: Letter to the Editor
- Cleveland.com, Ohio renewable energy and efficiency rules frozen for two years as Gov. John Kasich signs legislation
- Russia Today, Ohio becomes first state to reverse energy efficiency, renewable fuel mandates
- ThinkProgress, Moms, Nurses Laud New EPA Carbon Pollution Plan: ‘Ultimately, It Will Save Lives’
- nbc4i.com, Fact Check: Energy Policy
- WBNS-10TV, Ohio On The Verge Of Rolling Back Green Energy Mandates
- The Akron Beacon Journal, No Retreat
- The Toledo Blade, A test for pols: Keep or gut clean-energy law?
- The Idea Stream, Ohio’s Green Energy Mandates
- Westlake Bay Village Observer, Support renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ohio
- The Columbus Dispatch, Wise consumers won’t switch to FirstEnergy
- Lancaster Eagle Gazette, Ohio’s clean energy standards must be maintained
- The Plain Dealer, The electrifying truth behind FirstEnergy: letter to the editor
- The Plain Dealer, Clean air group pushes FirstEnergy boycott
- Columbus Business First, FirstEnergy boycott targets utility’s stance on energy efficiency standards
- The Columbus Dispatch, Enviros don’t “like” FirstEnergy
- The Toledo Blade, Groups want to keep Ohio energy efficiency laws
- Athens Ohio Today, Locals receive training to test air quality associated with fracking, injection wells
- The Athens News, Group signs on locals to test air quality near injection wells
- EcoWatch, Cleveland City Council Passes Resolution Supporting Ohio’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Laws
- The Columbus Dispatch, Family Fun: Free for All