OEC In the News

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

While cause remains unclear, earthquake prompts new look at Ohio fracking

April 7, 2017
The April 2 earthquake “is a concern because it shows we don’t have a handle on all of the risks involved in this industry,” said Melanie Houston of the Ohio Environmental Council. That worry is...

Investigation Continues Into Wayne National Forest Earthquake Near Fracking Sites

April 7, 2017
“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” said Melanie Houston, OEC's director of oil and gas, in the release.

Some say Kasich’s speech lacks depth on Lake Erie

April 6, 2017
Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle credited Mr. Kasich’s efforts. Still, bolder action is needed. “I call on Governor Kasich to urge state lawmakers to get serious...

ODNR: Was earthquake connected to fracking? Earthquake struck in Wayne Nat'l Forest where drilling is proposed

April 5, 2017
“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” Melanie Houston, director of oil and gas for the Ohio Environmental Council, said in a news release. She took the opportunity...

Investigation Continues Into Wayne National Forest Earthquake Near Fracking Sites

April 5, 2017
“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” said Melanie Houston, OEC's director of oil and gas, in the release.

Ohio, Monroe County Officials Comment on Sunday Earthquake

April 4, 2017
Leis said she believed only one fracking operation was close enough to the earthquake site to require a shutdown. However, Melanie Houston, director of Oil and Gas for the Ohio Environmental Council...

State says local health departments must monitor waterways for toxic algae

April 2, 2017
“This could strap a lot of local health districts. They have such a tight bottom line,” said Kristy Meyer, natural-resources managing director for the advocacy group Ohio Environmental Council. “To...

Nature fans gather at endangered Sawmill Wetlands to celebrate spring

April 2, 2017
Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, hopes the legal wrangling between the state and the private developer won’t end in the Sawmill Wetland’s erasure. She said...

Portman meets with Lake Erie advocates to hear Great Lakes success stories

March 31, 2017
Kristy Meyer, managing director of the Ohio Environmental Council, said Great Lakes initiative grants have helped her organization to educate farmers in the Maumee Valley on the best practices for...

In Ohio, farmers are being trained to avoid nutrient build

March 28, 2017
Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council wants the training to reach even more farmers, including those who use manure. Her organization is watching to see what happens after the September...

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