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Ohio, Tread Lightly with Drilling in State Parks

August 20, 2011
"We suspect it is going to be pretty industry-cozy," said Jack Shaner, deputy director of the Ohio Environmental Council, an advocacy group opposed to drilling.

Ohio EPA Approves Plan for Fish-Saving Device at FirstEnergy Plant

August 15, 2011
Environmental groups, including the Ohio Environmental Council, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club and the Lake Erie Waterkeeper Inc., want FirstEnergy to install costly cooling...

State Sen. Tim Grendell Claims More Water Flows into Lake Erie Than Flows Out

August 8, 2011
Grendell told us that he got his information about the water flowing into the lake from the Ohio Environmental Council, which in turn got it from a May 2009 summary of a draft report of the...

Water Plant Looks to Avoid Expensive Upgrades to Lower Toxic Emissions

August 8, 2011
The Ohio Environmental Council, an environmental watchdog, would support requiring separators, said Ellen Mee, council environmental health policy director. While acknowledging wastewater plants are...

Veto of Lake Erie bill Sought

July 18, 2011
The bill has drawn fire from the Ohio Environmental Council, the National Wildlife Federation and the Alliance for the Great Lakes, former Republican Govs. Bob Taft and George V. Voinovich, and past...

Lake Erie Water Bill Vetoed by Governor

July 16, 2011
"Thank you, Gov. Kasich, for not being afraid to do the right thing," said Kristy Meyer, of the Ohio Environmental Council. "It was a sad day when such an unbalanced bill got all the way to the...

State Sen. Kris Jordan Says 'Fracking' Has Been Used More Than 60 Years in Ohio

July 15, 2011
Ellen Mee, director of environmental health policy for the Ohio Environmental Council, said the more recent, horizontal fracturing method is more dangerous because it uses more water and more...

Ohio Plan for Lake Called 'New Low'

July 13, 2011
Kristy Meyer, Ohio Environmental Council agricultural and clean water director, said environmentalists are trying to convince Mr. Kasich to intervene.

Ohio, the State That Pulled the Plug on Lake Erie

July 13, 2011
That swoosh sound that you heard at the end of June was not the sound of state lawmakers’ high speed exit for the summer from the Capitol in Columbus. On the contrary, it was the Ohio General...

Taps on Great Lakes Water Bear Watching: Environmental Group

July 12, 2011
"Uncontrolled, larger withdrawals mean more harmful algal blooms, less water for hydropower and could impact drinking water," said Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council.