OEC In the News

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

Brake on biomass

January 29, 2011
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has certified the Burger plant in Belmont County as a renewable-energy facility. But the Ohio Environmental Council has challenged that certification before...

Deficit might open up state parks to drilling

January 17, 2011
"This is a promise-breaker of the first order," said Jack Shaner, a lobbyist with the Ohio Environmental Council. "Parks have been set aside with the promise that they would always be a park,...

Environmentalists worried that plan to sell state park could open way for drilling

January 12, 2011
The letter was signed by representatives of the Ohio Environmental Council, Sierra Club, Northeast Ohio Gas Accountability Project and Environmental Law & Policy Center. "This sale is poor public...

Environmentalists on high alert over Kasich's pick for ODNR head

December 30, 2010
Reacting with concern about the Mustine nomination is Jack Shaner, director of public affairs for the Ohio Environmental Council. "We would hope the Kasich Administration would respect first and...

Drug traces in water raise questions, concerns

December 6, 2010
The Ohio Environmental Council, an environmental advocacy group, discourages the flushing of drugs, even in cases in which it’s permitted or encouraged by agencies such as the Food and Drug...