OSU sign

WHEN: Friday, Sept 24, noon-2pm

WHERE: 670 Vernon L Tharp St.

WHY: A year into her tenure as OSU president, Kristina Johnson,leads the university in moving forward with construction of a combined heat and power (CHP) fracked gas plant during an international climate crisis and respiratory pandemic. Its contributions to air pollution could be disastrous for an area already plagued by low air quality. Local environmental organizations and campus activists are gathering near the plant site for a press conference and march to Johnson’s office, protesting its construction.

Join this protest to raise public awareness and urge decision makers to halt construction of the plant due to its contributions to air pollution, lofty costs, and environmental impact. The university failed to listen to students’ demands to invest in renewable energy and improve energy efficiency instead of building a costly new plant powered by fracked gas.


●      Chandler Rupert of Students for a Democratic Society at OSU

●      Anagha Velamakanni of Young Democratic Socialists of America at OSU

●      Victoria Abou-Ghalioum of GradRoots: The School of Environment & Natural Resources graduate student organization

●      OSU Dept. of Geography Professor Kendra McSweeney

●      Cathy Cowan Becker of Columbus Ready For 100

●      Becca Pollard of Ohio Beyond Coal

NOTE: Medics, police liaison, bike marshals will be on site