OEC In the News

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Conservation groups threaten lawsuit to end auctions, ban fracking in Wayne National Forest

January 26, 2017
The Center for Biological Diversity, Ohio Environmental Council, Heartwood, and Sierra Club filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the federal agencies, charging them with violating the Endangered...

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approves AEP-Ohio energy efficiency plan

January 25, 2017
On Dec. 9, 2016, AEP-Ohio and 13 interested parties signed a stipulation solving all unsettled issues and recommended PUCO approval. The stipulation was signed by AEP-Ohio, PUCO staff, Environmental...

More than 1,100 acres of Wayne National Forest set for auction of oil, gas rights March 23

January 17, 2017
Nathan Johnson, an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Council, said he will continue to lodge formal protests with the BLM to assure the state's only national forest remains protected.

More than 1,100 acres of Wayne National Forest set for auction of oil, gas rights March 23

January 17, 2017
Nathan Johnson, an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Council, said he will continue to lodge formal protests with the BLM to assure the state's only national forest remains protected. "This new...

Republicans indicate they will kill Obama's coal-mining rules

January 17, 2017
Environmental advocates and the Interior Department say the rule is a commonsense and rigorously crafted update to decades-old regulations. "The heart of the rule is to monitor water quality - it...

Local residents weigh in on environmental issues

January 16, 2017
HANNIBAL — Several Eastern Ohio residents and environmental experts gave testimony Saturday about health and environmental concerns with the oil and gas industry at a community listening session at...

Residents, officials discuss environmental impact of oil and gas industry

January 15, 2017
HANNIBAL — Several eastern Ohio residents and environmental experts gave testimony Saturday about health and environmental concerns with the oil and gas industry at a community listening session at...

Residents, officials discuss environmental impact of oil and gas industry

January 15, 2017
HANNIBAL — Several eastern Ohio residents and environmental experts gave testimony Saturday about health and environmental concerns with the oil and gas industry at a community listening session at...

Will wildlife search save Shawnee forest from logging?

January 5, 2017
However, Nathan Johnson, an attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council, said sustainable forestry is more complicated than growing more trees or declaring patches of land off limits. If left alone,...

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