ATTACK ON CLEAN ENERGY LAW DEFEATED!
For the second time in two weeks, the sponsor of a proposal to gut Ohio's Clean Energy Law failed to muster enough support amongst his own Republican colleagues to bring his bill to a scheduled committee vote.
The vigorous, months-long effort of manufacturers, consumers, and environmental advocates the OEC is helping lead stopped FirstEnergy and the other enemies of clean energy in their tracks! Read more.
LEGISLATION AIMS TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM OF EXCESS NUTRIENTS FROM FARMS IN OHIO WATERWAYS.
Ohio’s farmland is a valuable natural resource for food, fiber, and fuel production. Ohio’s rich farmland is one of our state’s biggest economic drivers as well as providing us with homegrown food throughout the seasons.
As part of their farming practices, farmers apply fertilizers and other nutrients to help their crops thrive. And when these nutrients stay on the land, they do their job very well. The problem is when those nutrients run off the land and into our lakes, rivers, and streams, and possibly into our drinking water.
A bill was introduced on June 25 in the Ohio Senate that aims to address the run-off problem. Read more.