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How Ohio farmers are trying to shrink Lake Erie toxic algal blooms

June 15, 2017
"I know there are farmers out there doing good things, and they should be applauded," said Kristy Meyer, managing director of Natural Resources at the Ohio Environmental Council. "But they're not...

Lorain’s Black River sewer plant old, still good, but needs work

June 15, 2017
Attendees included city residents Vivan Fallis; Mark Ballard, a Lorain school board member; Don Killinger, a retired sanitarian who served on the city health board; Dave Kramer; Max Schaefer, a city...

'Absurd' nuclear subsidies muck up energy markets, harm consumers

June 14, 2017
Events of the past few weeks demonstrate that the Senate bill giving special treatment to nuclear power is also opposed by independent power marketers, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Natural...

How NW Ohio farmers are trying to shrink Lake Erie toxic algal blooms

June 11, 2017
"I know there are farmers out there doing good things, and they should be applauded," said Kristy Meyer, managing director of Natural Resources at the Ohio Environmental Council. "But they're not...

Area officials fear for future of park on Maumee Bay

June 9, 2017
A month after the height of birding season at Maumee Bay State Park, local leaders gathered there to sound the alarm about the park’s future. Oregon City Councilman James S. Seaman, Jerusalem...

Industry, Environmental Groups Plug Bill To Address 'Orphan' Oil And Gas Wells Across State

June 7, 2017
Melanie Houston, director of Oil and Gas for the Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund, also relayed her group's support for the bill. "Orphan wells pose a hazard to the environment and to human...

Two environmental groups ask Ohio EPA to reject coal mine permit

June 5, 2017
In a joint comment filed last Thursday, the Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council asked the Ohio EPA to deny a permit to Oxford Mining Company that would allow it to impact streams and...

Congressional Redistricting Reform On The Way In Ohio?

June 4, 2017
A coalition called Fair Congressional Districts for Ohio – made up of Ohio Common Cause, the League of Women Voters and the Ohio Environmental Council – has a plan.

Barberton Steel Industries issued violation after mineral oil spill into Tuscarawas River

June 1, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council, an advocacy organization based in Columbus, said that despite the quick clean up, the oil spill will likely still have adverse effects on the river’s ecosystem. “There...

Barberton Steel Industries issued violation after mineral oil spill into Tuscarawas River

June 1, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council, an advocacy organization based in Columbus, said that despite the quick clean up, the oil spill will likely still have adverse effects on the river’s ecosystem. “There...

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