Clean Water

Ohio's waterways need your help!

The Ohio EPA (OEPA) is proposing to eliminate numerous protections for wetlands and streams impacted by oil and gas pipelines and coal mining sites. 

OEPA is counting on this special favor for fossil-fueled interests to go unnoticed by the public.

Act now and tell OEPA that you are watching and that gutting clean water protections is unacceptable!

Brewing Good Presents: David Stradling

Brewing Good Presents: An Evening with David Stradling, co-author of Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland

Grab a pint and join us in the Great Lakes Brewing Co. Tasting Room as David Stradling discusses his latest book, Where the River Burned: Carl Stokes and the Struggle to Save Cleveland. Plus, GLBC representatives will be on hand to share details on the 2017 Great Lakes Burning River Fest happening August 18 and 19!

U.S. won't force Ohio to label Lake Erie 'impaired'

The U.S. EPA decision “preserves a status quo of insufficient action and lack of urgency in addressing one of the most vexing problems facing Lake Erie and the many people, communities, and businesses which rely on it for their drinking water, jobs, and way of life,” Frank Szollosi, a former Toledo city councilman now with the National Wildlife Federation, said in a joint statement issued by his group, the Environment Law & Policy Center, Michigan United Conservation Clubs, the Ohio Environmental Council, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and the Lake Erie Foundation.

Water Watch: Two Vans, Two Politicians, One Lawsuit

The NWF and friends, including the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Ohio Environmental Council launched a lawsuit against the EPA to force a decision whether to accept the decision to declare Lake Erie NOT impaired. The group, which is seeking “impairment” status, is fighting against Gov. Kasich’s reluctance for an impairment declaration. Kasich claims his concern is the impediment such a declaration would have for Ohio’s commerce.

Ohio pipeline spill raises broader questions about oversight

“From its onset, the Rover Pipeline project has been a disaster for Ohio’s fragile wetland ecosystems,” said Heather Taylor-Miesle of the Ohio Environmental Council. In her view, the company’s spills “demonstrate a lack of respect for both Ohio’s environment and the people who live here.”...

On May 2, the Ohio Environmental Council, Sierra Club and two other groups sued in federal court to block plans to allow drilling in parts of the Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio.

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