Lake Erie Just Won The Same Legal Rights As People

By Sigal Samuel, Vox.com -

It started in a pub. A handful of people, hunched over beers in Toledo, Ohio, were talking about a water crisis that had plagued the city in 2014. The pollution of Lake Erie had gotten so bad [...]

Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explodes In Ohio

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

A natural gas pipeline owned by Enbridge exploded in Noble County, Ohio at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Monday. At least two people were reportedly injured and two homes are believed to have been [...]

Columbus, OH: Rally To End ODRC #PrisonStrike Retaliation

By Pittsburgh Anarchist Black Cross, Itsgoingdown.org -

On Friday November 16th, activists from across Ohio and Pennsylvania collaborated for an action outside the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) Central Office in Columbus. The [...]

Supreme Court Allows Purging Voter Registration For Nonvoters Who Do Not Respond To Mail

By Staff, Demos.org -

WASHINGTON – In a 5-4 ruling in Husted v. APRI, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld an Ohio voter purge practice that removes infrequent voters from the registration rolls. The decision creates a [...]

Columbus Activists Turn Out To Support ‘Black Pride 4’ Protesters During Sentencing

By Prince Shakur, Injusticetoday.com -

On March 13, roughly two dozen community activists and supporters gathered outside a courtroom in Franklin County Municipal Court to support four young activists accused of disrupting last June’s [...]

Lifeline Program Changes Could Cut Low-Cost Internet For Thousands In Ohio

By Julie Washington, Cleveland.com -

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A federal program that helps low-income people afford internet service in their homes is in the Federal Communications Commission's crosshairs. Under changes the FCC recently [...]

Ohio Overturns Ban On Cities Keeping Them From Voting Against Fracking

By Ruth Milka, nationofchange.org -

By Ruth Milka for Nation of Change - In a great victory for environmentalists and the people of Ohio, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down a provision that restricted citizen’s efforts to vote [...]

Fossil Fuel Allies Are Tearing Apart Ohio’s Embrace Of Clean Energy

By Brad Wieners and David Hasemyer, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Brad Wieners and David Hasemyer for Inside Climate Change - COLUMBUS, Ohio—On March 30, Bill Seitz, a charismatic Republican, took to the floor of the Ohio House to make a case for gutting a [...]

Ohio State Denies Request To Have Richard Spencer Speak On Campus

By Brandon Carter, www.thehill.com -

By Brandon Carter for The Hill - Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, citing public safety concerns in the [...]

Youngstown Residents Push To Oust Corporations From Election Campaigns

By Staff, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Staff of In These Times - Today, a long-standing community rights group in Youngstown, Ohio, submitted over 1,900 signatures to qualify their Youngstown Fair Election Bill of Rights initiative [...]

Ohio’s Anti-Wind Regulation Comes At A Serious Cost

By Harvey Wasserman, www.progressive.org -

By Harvey Wasserman for The Progressive - In the corporate war against renewable energy, a single Ohio regulation stands out. It is a simple clause slipped into the state budget without open [...]

The Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Has Another Big Problem In Ohio

By Catherine Traywick, www.bloomberg.com -

By Catherine Traywick for Bloomberg - The year began with optimism for Rover. The 2016 election landed friends of Energy Transfer in high places. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was a company [...]

Dakota Pipeline Builder Rebuffed By Feds In Bid To Restart Work On Troubled Ohio Gas Project

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - The builder of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline was told by federal regulators Thursday that it cannot resume construction on new sections of its [...]

Dakota Pipeline Builder Under Fire For Ohio Spill: 8 Violations In 7 Weeks

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - U.S. regulators halted construction at new sites on an Ohio pipeline after several million gallons of drilling mud coated important state wetlands. Energy [...]

Private Prison In Ohio Makes Room For 2000 ICE Detainees

By César, www.crimmigration.com -

By César for CrImmigration - Yesterday, CoreCivic, the new name for the Corrections Corporation of America, announced a new contract with ICE to imprison thousands of migrants in Ohio. [...]

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