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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday August 18, 2019 ( 24 items )  

American Bird Conservancy: Bird Protection Concerns Remain in Controversial Icebreaker Wind Project's Next Stage
OAK HARBOR, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- The American Bird Conservancy issued the following news release: The Icebreaker Wind project, proposed to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB), would place a six-turbine pilot wind energy facility offshore of Cleveland, Ohio. If approved, this would be the first offshore facility in the Great Lakes and only the second offshore facility in the United States. The site selected by the developer, the Central Basin of Lake Erie, is a National Audubon Society-designated Glo  more

American Chemistry Council Issues Statement on Advanced Recycling & Recovery Legislation
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 15 -- The American Chemistry Council issued the following statement by Craig Cookson, senior director of recycling and recovery, on the legislation signed by Illinois and Ohio governors enabling greater adoption of advanced recycling and recovery: "America's plastic makers welcome the passage of HB 2491 in Illinois and HB166 in Ohio, the two most recent states to pave the way for greater adoption of advanced recycling and recovery technologies, known as chemical recycl  more

American Humane Association President Ganzert Submits Op-Ed on Climate Change
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- The American Humane Association issued the following op-ed by President and CEO Robin Ganzert on climate change, which was provided to The Columbus Dispatch: If you're eating breakfast while reading this column -- sipping coffee at your kitchen table, eating a bagel on the commute into the office or digging into eggs and bacon at a diner -- you will be impacted by climate change. Everyone who eats food, and yes that means everyone, will face the consequences of a war  more

American Medical Women's Association Speaks Out on Need for Gun Violence Prevention
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Aug. 12 -- The AAmerican Medical Women's Association issued the following news: Gun violence is a public health issue. Time and time again, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) as an organization stands to decrease the burden of gun-related fatalities and violence. In the first weekend of August 2019, mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas were widely publicized. A significant number of other shootings that wounded and killed multiple people occurred  more

Battelle Helps Columbus Community With Donated Technology
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * - More than 60 devices donated to Catholic Social Services in Columbus * * * Battelle is helping the Columbus community succeed. The company is donating 60 IT devices to Catholic Social Services, providing digital access to those who need it most. The devices will be used in a variety of programs, including education, job readiness, emergency assistance, English-Se  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen: RRB Announces Fall/winter 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced is schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for September-December 2019. Designed for union officers and railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also   more

Cleveland Clinic and Bravo Collaborate to Offer Wellness Program to Employers Nationwide
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 13 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic and Bravo Wellness are collaborating to bring resources for employee wellness to employers and health plans nationwide. "After 10 years of innovation and data-driven adjustments, we are seeing consistent and predictable positive results from our employee wellness program," said Linda McHugh, Cleveland Clinic Chief Human Resource Officer. "It's truly both an art and science, but when you take th  more

Davis Joins Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 12 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Patty Davis has been named executive assistant for Ohio Farm Bureau's Strategic Partnerships department, which was recently created to develop and manage key relationships and partnerships within the farm and food sector and with businesses, educators, public officials and others. Davis has over 20 years of private sector experience as an executive administrative professional, providing executive-leve  more

EcoWatch: Amazon Deforestation Increase Prompts Germany to Cut $39.5M in Funding to Brazil
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- EcoWatch issued the following news: Germany said Saturday it would suspend aid to Brazil aimed at helping protect the Amazon forest in light of the stark increase in rainforest clearings since President Jair Bolsonaro took office. "The policy of the Brazilian government in the Amazon raises doubts as to whether a consistent reduction of deforestation rates is still being pursued," German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told Saturday's edition of the Berlin daily  more

EcoWatch: Dasani Water Will Soon Be Sold in Aluminum Cans
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- EcoWatch issued the following news: Coca-Cola is stepping up its green initiative by giving a makeover to its Dasani brand, which is the best selling bottled water brand in a country where bottled water is the best selling beverage. The beverage giant will start to sell Dasani water in aluminum cans next month in the Northeast and plans to expand distribution to other parts of the country by 2020, according to Bloomberg. Aluminum bottles will follow the aluminum can  more

Everytown for Gun Safety: Candidates Pledge to Fight For Gun Safety at Historic Presidential Forum
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 10 -- Everytown for Gun Safety issued the following news release: * * * - Sixteen Democratic Candidates Participated in the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund Presidential Gun Sense Forum, One Week After Tragic Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio * * * Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund's Presidential Gun Sense Forum concluded today with nearly all of the major Democratic candidates for President appearing in person at the Iowa Events Center in Des Mo  more

Greater Cleveland Partnership: Amplify Inclusion - Your Brand Talks. the World Listens
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - GCP's Commission on Economic Inclusion Will Host 11th Annual Inclusion Conference * * * The Commission on Economic Inclusion, a division of Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), will host its 11th Annual Inclusion Conference on Aug. 22, 2019, at the Cleveland Marriott East. The Amplify Inclusion Conference, presented by KPMG, is the ideal setting for businesses to take an introspective lo  more

IEEFA Australia: Extension of Dartbrook Thermal Coal Mine Refused
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 12 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: IEEFA applauds Friday's decision of the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) in their rejection of the proposed time extension of a dilapidated underground thermal coal mine closed for 13 years in New South Wales (NSW), as the application did not give due consideration to greenhouse emissions, pollution, groundwater, and noise, as now required since the Rocky Hill decision.   more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis Australia: Contracting With Adani Australia Entails Counterparty Risks
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: Contractors, employees and debtors seeking work with Adani Mining are taking a financial risk with reports of previous contractors being burnt and the listed Indian parent company - Adani Enterprises Ltd - still lacking the financial capacity to deliver on the project, concludes a new briefing note out today. Written by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analys  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis India: Renewable Investment on Track With Right Policy Framework
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Opportunity of US$500-700 billion investment in coming decade for international investors * * * India will require US$500 - 700 billion in renewable energy and supporting grid investment over the coming decade in order to meet its renewable energy targets, finds a new IEEFA briefing note out today. Entitled International Capital Awaits Robust Policy Environment in  more

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis: High-Risk Carbon Capture Deal Not in New Mexico City's Best Interest
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 13 -- The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis issued the following news release: * * * - Policy reversal in Farmington, N.M., overlooks market shortcomings, long-term liabilities and credit rating impact * * * The municipality of Farmington, New Mexico is courting needless risk in its consideration of a long-shot plan to turn the aging San Juan Generating Station into a carbon-capture experiment, concludes a new report from the Institute for Energy Eco  more

Knight Foundation Names 36 Finalists in 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Akron
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 14 -- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation issued the following news release: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today named 36 Knight Arts Challenge Akron finalists--all vying for a share of $1 million to bring their ideas to life. This is the fourth year for the community-wide initiative that funds projects designed to engage and enrich Akron through the arts. "Our team continues to be impressed by the caliber and ingenuity of ideas from the Akron community. T  more

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Screening for Cervical Spine Risk Factors Could Reduce Computed Tomography Scans by Half
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Study finds identifiable risk factors ED staff can use for evaluation, avoiding over 100,000 unnecessary scans annually. * * * An estimated 8 million children suffer blunt trauma annually, and while cervical spine injury (CSI) is serious, it is uncommon. Screening children suffering from blunt trauma for CSI risk factors could cut unnecessary computed tomography (CT) scans -- and radiation ex  more

North American Menopause Society: Is Diabetes Keeping You Up at Night?
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 13 -- The North American Menopause Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes the health and quality of life of all women during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause and healthy aging, issued the following news release, dated Aug. 14: * * * - New study confirms association between type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women * * * Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's   more

Rep. Michael O'Brien Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. Ohio state Representative Michael O'Brien (district 64) has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Co  more

Sierra Club Issues Statement on Clean Energy Jobs
MONACA, Pennsylvania, Aug. 13 -- The Sierra Club Foundation issued the following statement by Executive Director Michael Brune on the clean energy jobs: In a speech today in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump touted his administration's support for corporate polluters and efforts to "break up" bedrock environmental protections like the Clean Water Act. Trump was in Pennsylvania to tour the site of a Shell petrochemical plant being constructed along the Ohio River. The proposed petroche  more

The Buckeye Institute: Uncertainty Still Plagues Ohio's Job Market
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 16 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "Ohio's job market continues to present conflicting signals, which reflects the uncertainty in Ohio's economy. Despite an increase of 2,500 private sector jobs in July, Ohio's private sector employment is still down 13,900 job  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber: First Trades Expo Scheduled for Fall, Jessi Combs to Keynote
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 13 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: The Builder's Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania; Western Reserve Building Trades; Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull Educational Service Centers; and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Foundation are partnering to host the first Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo of Sept. 26 to give students in our region an opportunity to experience a variety of skills and talk to indus  more

Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber: Trumbull Commissioners Approve Economic Development Contract With Chamber
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug. 15 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: Trumbull County Commissioners approved a new 12-month, $23,000 contract with the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to continue its multi-faceted economic development efforts in the county. The Chamber oversees the retention and expansion of local business and attraction of new investment throughout the Valley, providing a broad range of proven economic development services by assisting compa  more