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May 17, 2013“That should be put on a siding in a different bill for more study,” said Jack Shaner, spokesman with the Ohio Environmental Council.
May 16, 2013Kristy Meyer, the Ohio Environmental Council’s managing director for agriculture, health, and clean water programs, asked for an additional $1.7 million for better monitoring. “A continual mantra that we are hearing from agencies and scientists alike is that if we had better monitoring data we could really focus our efforts on the sub-watersheds that drain into the larger rivers that then drain into Lake Erie,” she said.
May 14, 2013The Ohio Environmental Council is applauding the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' (ODNR) decision this week to terminate its contract with a private developer to swap a rare, forested, urban wetland for a larger but ecologically inferior tract of land.
May 14, 2013Fron the Ohio Environmental Council and the Sierra Club on Monday: Controversial provision would pave way for oil and gas industry to ramp up the cast off of radioactive-laced drill cuttings in municipal landfills.
May 10, 2013The crowd-sourced map is an initiative of the FracTracker Alliance. The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) is part of that group. In a news release the OEC said the project will collect and map ongoing narratives and data from homeowners living on well water near drilling operations.
May 10, 2013Lake Erie is Ohio’s lifeblood. The southernmost Great Lake supplies drinking water to roughly three million people and funnels more than $11.5 billion in annual revenue to the state from tourism, travel and recreational fishing, according to the Ohio Environmental Council.
May 7, 2013“It is hard to believe that mining 430 acres would have minimal to no effect, especially for an area that was meant to be set aside for environmental protection and for use by the public,” said Trent Dougherty, a staff attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council, an advocacy group.
May 3, 2013“We may not see eye-to-eye on a lot of things, but we can all agree that Ohio's clean energy law is good for the state,” said Nolan Moser, director of energy and clean air programs for the Ohio Environmental Council, a member of the coalition.
May 3, 2013News of the deal, reported in The Dispatch, inspired several public protests. The Ohio Environmental Council also filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court arguing that the agreement violated promises state officials made to permanently preserve the wetlands.
May 2, 2013The founding members of the Ohio Agriculture Council include Joe Logan, an Ohio farmer who works with the Ohio Environmental Council; William Miller, an organic farmer from Butler County; Townsend; Bruce Rickard, of Fox Hollow Farms in Knox County; and Warren Taylor, co-owner of Snowville Creamery in Pomeroy, Ohio.