Ohioans are feeling the pinch at the gas pump. Giant ice shelves are falling in the ocean. And this fall, Ohioans will go to the polls to elect a new president and many other state and local leaders. The Ohio Sierra Club hopes to tie those three factors together in a new public awareness campaign. Spokeswoman Teresa McHugh says the group will spend a million dollars in a campaign that she hopes will make people think when they go to the polling places.
McHugh says she hopes voters will think about the economic advantages Ohio could have if it elects leaders who are committed to alternative energies. She says one Ohio company that manufactures solar panels and wind turbines has increased the size of its business by more than 100% over the past year.