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Pollution Linked to 'Fracking'

December 9, 2011
“All of the rhetoric from the industry has been there’s no way that this can happen,” said Trent Dougherty, a lawyer for the advocacy group Ohio Environmental Council. “This shows that it has...

Testimony on Ohio's Energy Policy Encourages Investment in Renewables

November 30, 2011
Nolan Moser, representing the Ohio Environmental Council and other environmental stakeholders, reminded the joint committee members that in 2008, when Senate Bill 221 was enacted in an overwhelmingly...

Learn the Hard Lessons of Coal Pollution

November 28, 2011
Drilling for oil and gas is not new. Fracking is not necessarily new. What's new? The massive and unprecedented scale, that's what. To exploit the deep, natural gas-rich shale deposits, like the...

Ohio EPA Considers a Name Change

November 23, 2011
“The Ohio EPA will still be the Ohio EPA, no matter what we call it,” said Jack Shaner, spokesperson for the Ohio Environmental Council, an advocacy group. “It’s an issue of semantics, so call it...

Let's Add Up Fracking Pros, Cons

November 20, 2011
Please educate yourself. The dangers of fracking are well documented. Some excellent starting points: Buckeye Forest Council, www.buckeyeforestcouncil.org, 614-487-9290; NoFrackOhio, www.nofrackohio....

Groups Say Pro-Rail Vote in Cincinnati Essential for Keeping Young People, Jobs In

November 9, 2011
“Finally, there is a ray of light for passenger rail in Ohio – a ray of light rail, that is,” said Jack Shaner, Deputy Director of the Ohio Environmental Council. “Better mobility, cleaner air, new...

Summit County Snow Plows Going Green

October 3, 2011
Director of Air & Water Special Projects for the Ohio Environmental Council David Celebrezze tells AkronNewsNow.com how the Ohio Environmental Council is helping Summit County take steps towards...

New Bill Prompts Concerns About Future of Ohio's Wind Industry

September 22, 2011
On the other hand, according to Brian Kaiser, director of green jobs and innovation for the Ohio Environmental Council, the state’s manufacturing industry, which includes 106 companies engaged in the...

Ohio Shale Gas Worth Billions of Dollars and 200,000 Jobs

September 21, 2011
Jack Shaner, spokesman for the Ohio Environmental Council, said Ohio is not ready for the onslaught that Big Oil and Gas is preparing. Despite the state's recent passage of a law requiring tougher...

Ohio Governor Prepares Energy and Environment Plans for His Newly Gas-Rich State

September 20, 2011
Waste heat recovery is a good thing, but should not be a replacement for wind or solar in the standard, said Trish Lanahan of the Ohio Environmental Council. If cogeneration or another fuel were...

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