OEC In the News

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Future of the EPA

March 2, 2017
Scott Pruitt, who sued the Environmental Protection Agency over a dozen times while he was attorney general of Oklahoma, is now the director of EPA. Environmental activists are worried that his ties...

New Ohio ‘bailout’ request shakes up nuclear/carbon debate

March 2, 2017
“This attempted bailout does nothing to move Ohio forward, and would hold us back from a rapidly evolving clean energy transition that is creating a lot of new opportunity, more sustainable jobs, and...

Theodore Decker: Endangered bats, your days are numbered

March 2, 2017
That's why the timing of projects such as the Rover pipeline and increased drilling exploration in the Wayne couldn't be worse, said Nathan Johnson, an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Council. "...

Cincinnati's tie to a Trump executive order

March 1, 2017
Kristy Meyer, managing director of natural resources at Ohio Environmental Council, says many businesses depend on clean water for their products or the production of them. But drinking water is the...

Report: Lead in Water a Pervasive Problem in Ohio Schools

February 16, 2017
But Melanie Houston, oil and gas director with the Ohio Environmental Council, said the report doesn't acknowledge the state's recent efforts to address the problem. A law signed last year to protect...

Trump may shrink EPA, but effects in Ohio to be delayed

February 15, 2017
"From Columbus to Cleveland to Marietta to everywhere, we have a lot of money from the federal government that funds clean drinking water," said Trent Dougherty, legal director for the advocacy group...

Plan to fight harmful algal blooms released

February 9, 2017
Kristy Meyer, managing director of natural resources for the Ohio Environmental Council, said the plan isn't tough enough. “We are happy to see Ohio follow through on its commitment to develop a plan...

Under seldom-used law, Congress reverses Obama environmental rule affecting coal mining

February 4, 2017
The rule would have imposed more stream monitoring and testing before, during and after mining projects. Operators would be expected to detect and correct any ecological problem that arises using...

Ohio Gov. Kasich again pushes for oil and gas severance tax increase

February 3, 2017
The communities in eastern and southeastern Ohio where the Marcellus and Utica plays extend are already struggling, noted Melanie Houston at the Ohio Environmental Council.