OEC In the News

Keep up with media coverage of the OEC and the issues that are important to you.

2nd Lake Erie impairment suit in district court

May 18, 2017
The first lawsuit was filed by Alliance for the Great Lakes, the Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, the Lake Erie Foundation, the Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the National Wildlife Federation...

Critics say Ohio utility’s proposed fixed charge increase will slow efficiency, clean energy

May 18, 2017
“If you create a rate recovery structure for the utility that disincentivizes or disempowers the customer, then we don’t think that’s the right way to go,” said Trish Demeter at the Ohio...

Water Watch: Two Vans, Two Politicians, One Lawsuit

May 17, 2017
The NWF and friends, including the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Ohio Environmental Council launched a lawsuit against the EPA to force a decision whether to accept the decision to declare...

Ohio pipeline spill raises broader questions about oversight

May 12, 2017
“From its onset, the Rover Pipeline project has been a disaster for Ohio’s fragile wetland ecosystems,” said Heather Taylor-Miesle of the Ohio Environmental Council. In her view, the company’s spills...

Energy Transfer Partners Spills TWO MILLION Gallons Of Drilling Material In Ohio

May 12, 2017
The federal approval of the Rover pipeline reflects a dual national trend: continued reliance on fossil fuels, and the striking down of regulations against fracking public lands, according to Heather...

Fracking is topic of May 16 forum in Solon

May 11, 2017
OOGA spokesman Mike Chadsey will report on current activity and the industry's near-term outlook, and OEC general counsel Trent Dougherty will discuss the environmental impact of oil and gas in Ohio...

Feds shut down new drilling along Rover pipeline project

May 11, 2017
The almost-weekly spills of bentonite — a natural clay used as a drilling lubricant — have smothered wildlife habitat and gunked up water infrastructure, said Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive...

Nuclear subsidies distort markets, hurt business, say FirstEnergy opponents

May 10, 2017
Other opponents included the Ohio Environmental Council, AARP Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Ohio Citizen Action the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nuclear Information and Resource...

Methane rollback vote fails in Senate

May 10, 2017
“In recent months, thousands of Americans asked the Senate to stand up for clean air and against the oil and gas lobby, and their efforts were successful today,” Ohio Environmental Council Executive...

Perry superintendent says closure of nuclear power plant would be ‘catastrophic’ at House committee hearing

May 10, 2017
Fifteen groups spoke out against the legislation at the May 9 hearing. Among them were the American Petroleum Institute, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, Ohio Environmental Council, the Nuclear...

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