OEC In the News

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Portman meets with Lake Erie advocates to hear Great Lakes success stories

March 31, 2017
Kristy Meyer, managing director of the Ohio Environmental Council, said Great Lakes initiative grants have helped her organization to educate farmers in the Maumee Valley on the best practices for...

In Ohio, farmers are being trained to avoid nutrient build

March 28, 2017
Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council wants the training to reach even more farmers, including those who use manure. Her organization is watching to see what happens after the September...

Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie -- but is it working?

March 23, 2017
Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council wants the training to reach even more farmers, including those who use manure. Her organization is watching to see what happens after the September...

Algae termed environmental justice issue

March 22, 2017
...Joining him at the news conference were Toledo City Councilman Peter Ujvagi — who said it is imperative for the city to continue to “do its part” by completing improvements to its sewage system...

Local officials, urban and environmental groups pledge united effort against algae

March 22, 2017
Representatives from several groups announced today they are united in efforts to combat another season of toxic western Lake Erie algae. Standing along the river banks on the south end of Sidecut...

Local officials stress importance of Lake Erie health on World Water Day

March 22, 2017
LORAIN – Local officials met Wednesday morning to raise awareness about the dangers of algal blooms in conjunction with World Water Day. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the blooms, which are caused by...

Local governments voice solutions on toxic algae threat

March 22, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council’s Director of Clean Water Adam Rissien, Madison and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer gathered together on World Water Day, March 22, at the Lorain Port Authority, 319 Black...

Over 130 Environmental Groups Oppose Deep Cuts to Environment in the President’s Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 Dear Senator/Representative: On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we write to strongly oppose the damaging cuts to conservation, natural resources and...

Ohio environmentalists alarmed by US budget proposal’s big cuts to EPA

March 12, 2017
But Ohio environmental advocacy groups contend that even the suggestion of steep and sweeping cuts is reason enough for alarm. "Defunding an agency keeps them from adequately moving at the speed of...

A Big Change To Ohio's Green Energy Benchmarks Could Be Coming

March 10, 2017
Last year Gov. John Kasich vetoed another two year freeze on the state's renewable energy benchmarks, saying the freeze would do self-inflicted damage to Ohio's economic competitiveness. That effort...

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