OEC In the News

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Groups press for EPA action on Lake Erie

November 19, 2015
The Ohio Environmental Council favors the impaired declaration because it would allow the U.S. EPA to force Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to take steps to curb the nutrient runoff that's blamed for...

Group Strives for tougher regulations on oil and gas drilling

November 18, 2015
Houston said in 2013, the oil and gas industry leaked more than 7.3 million tons of methane into the air. She said the newly proposed amendments would call for oil and gas developers to limit methane...

Forum gets input on tighter limits on methane, other chemicals released by the oil and gas industry

November 12, 2015
Houston said the Ohio Environmental Council supports the new emissions rules, but would like them to include well sites, compressors and storage tanks. Giving citizens a way to file air-quality...

Summer's toxic-algae bloom on Lake Erie was the worst on record

November 11, 2015
Adam Rissien, director of agricultural and water policy for the Ohio Environmental Council, which advocates on behalf of the environment, said an impairment designation would be one piece of a...

Ohio Environmentalists Detail Support To Reduce Methane Pollution

November 2, 2015
The Ohio Environmental Council heads to Washington, D.C. this week, to lend its support to the nation's first methane pollution standards proposed by the Obama administration.    The standards are...

Stop stalling on Lake Erie

October 27, 2015
Last week, a coalition of conservation organizations, including the National Wildlife Federation, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and several Lake Erie advocacy...

Conservation groups call on U.S. EPA to declare Lake Erie's western basin "impaired" to help end toxic algal blooms

October 22, 2015
Adam Rissien of the Ohio Environmental Council, said, "Proposed current reduction targets are not legally enforceable. We need firm limits on the amount of pollution allowed to enter the lake and an...

Ohio lawmakers recommend halting state's renewable energy, efficiency mandates

September 30, 2015
Trish Demeter, the Ohio Environmental Council's managing director of energy and clean air projects, said the recommendations are "very crafty" because it appears lawmakers are keeping the standards...

Report Cites Health Benefits of Clean Energy Standards

September 16, 2015
Ohioans will suffer fewer asthma attacks and miss less work if the state unfreezes its clean energy standards, according to a new report commissioned by several environmental advocacy groups. The...

Waukesha's Great Lakes water grab should sink without a ripple: editorial

September 3, 2015
The Waukesha diversion – if referred by Wisconsin and approved by the Conference and ultimately by the Compact -- will set a precedent and "will be the death of the Great Lakes by a thousand straws...

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