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Environmentalists sue US EPA over Lake Erie

April 26, 2017
“The science is there and it’s voluminous that the open waters of Lake Erie are impaired ... (This) list is the first step in making sure that Ohio moves forward to mitigate toxic algae,” said Trent...

Environmental groups sue EPA over condition of Lake Erie

April 25, 2017
Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of violating the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit involves a dispute over whether western Lake Erie should...

Lawsuit filed to improve Lake Erie drinking water

April 25, 2017
The National Wildlife Federation, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Lake Erie Foundation, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Ohio Environmental Council filed the...

Ohio: Signatures filed for congressional redistricting issue in fall election | Columbus Dispatch

April 25, 2017
As part of the Fair Districts Ohio coalition, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council joined the League in filing the signatures. Within 10 days, Attorney General Mike DeWine will...

Fayette County family makes emotional plea for their daughter’s health

April 24, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council, a non-profit advocacy group, published the video on its YouTube account. The video is called, “One family’s fears as unregulated hog farming comes to town.”

Signatures filed for Ohio congressional redistricting issue

April 24, 2017
As part of the Fair Districts Ohio coalition, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council joined the League in filing the signatures. Within 10 days, Attorney General Mike DeWine will...

Why the US Government Allows Companies to Drill for Natural Gas in National Forests

April 22, 2017
In this Op-Ed, the executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, Heather Taylor-Miesle, explores the origins of Earth Day and how public lands are still at risk.

Rover Pipeline Construction Leaks Raise Questions of Contamination

April 21, 2017
But Melanie Houston with the Ohio Environmental Council says that wetland is supposed to protect a wide array of species. “The effects that it has is the potential to smother out any aquatic life,”...

Regulators near decisions on FirstEnergy, AEP rate deals

April 20, 2017
Todd Snitchler, a former PUCO chairman who’s fighting the proposals, said the pushback - joined by such organizations as AARP, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and the Ohio Environmental Council...

Pioneer cemetery hidden in Shawnee Forest

April 19, 2017
According to the Ohio Environmental Council has described Moore’s Run and the surrounding BCMA lands is ideal for state wilderness protection.

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