OEC In the News

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

Ohio Department of Natural Resources takes precaution against Asian carp

July 8, 2017
According to the Ohio Environmental Council, bighead and silver carp DNA has been located throughout the Chicago Area Waterway System and as close as one city block from Lake Michigan.

Kasich says legislature has left Medicaid $1.4 billion short

July 6, 2017
“This unconscionable attempt to override this veto puts the business interests of oil and gas companies ahead of the well-being of all Ohioans,” said Aryeh Alex, director of the Ohio Environmental...

Government Violating Own Laws to Pave Way for Fracking Plan' in Ohio's Only National Forest

July 6, 2017
"The Wayne National Forest is home to many species who can't afford to have their habitat damaged by oil and gas development," said Nathan Johnson, public lands director with the Ohio Environmental...

Columbus facility removes nitrates from water supply

July 5, 2017
Donald Wiggins, Lake Erie Engagement Coordinator with Ohio Environmental Council said state lawmakers need to do more to address nitrates in drinking water. "We would like to see stronger safeguards...

In defense of veto, Kasich contends Medicaid-enrollment freeze is illegal

July 2, 2017
In another policy area, the Ohio Environmental Council — not always a friend of the governor — strongly praised his veto of a provision that probably would have brought fracking to Ohio state parks...

DAPL builder under investigation for bungling its Rover Pipeline project in Ohio

June 27, 2017
“We’ve not seen a project in Ohio with spills at this size and scale,” added Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council. “If we can’t even trust Rover to construct...

Bloomberg Chronicles the Rover Pipeline Construction Struggles

June 27, 2017
“We’ve not seen a project in Ohio with spills at this size and scale, and if we can’t even trust Rover to construct this pipeline, how can we trust them to operate it when it’s complete?” said...

Just approved bill deals with Lake Erie and other environmental concerns

June 24, 2017
A just-passed bill on the environment that's been sent to Gov. John Kasich has several useful provisions backed by environmentalists, an Ohio Environment Council official said Friday. Senate Bill 2...

At their core, environmental issues are women's issues

June 23, 2017
President Trump’s recent announcement to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate agreement was a major disappointment to most Americans who believe that climate change is real and urgent....

Energy Transfer Partners: Deja Vu All Over Again

June 23, 2017
“We’ve not seen a project in Ohio with spills at this size and scale, and if we can’t even trust Rover to construct this pipeline, how can we trust them to operate it when it’s complete?” said...

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