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December 5, 2013“At first blush, it looks very intriguing,” said Jack Shaner, deputy director of the Ohio Environmental Council. “It’s telling that the industry has stopped stonewalling and made its own proposal.”
November 27, 2013Listen to audio of "All Sides with Ann Fisher," from November 26. The Future of Coal When we’re talking about energy, it’s a fact that Ohio runs on coal. It’s where the state gets over 75% of its electricity. This hour, we’ll talk about the role of coal energy in Ohio, whether it’s changing, and what we can expect for the future. Guests:
November 20, 2013Yes for Ohio’s Energy Future launched a similar petition drive in March 2012. The issue never made it to the ballot after a number of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Ohio Environmental Council and Natural Resources Defense Council, opposed it for a number of reasons.
November 18, 2013“There aren’t enough inspectors to go around to get out there and do the on-the-ground job and looking for violations, looking for spills, looking for pollution,” Johnson said. “I mean that really needs to be beefed up a lot.”
November 15, 2013Mr. Gardner's amendment is supported by the state's largest environmental group, the Ohio Environmental Council. Kristy Meyer, the council's managing director of agricultural, health and clean water programs, called it “a step forward towards ending this harmful practice that lowers water quality and property values and exacerbates the harmful algal bloom problem in the western Lake Erie basin.”
November 13, 2013The ultimate solution is permanent separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainage basins by closing the Chicago canal, a human-made superhighway for invasive species. Nature meant for the Mississippi’s watershed to be separate from the Great Lakes. The canal corrupted this division. “If we don’t separate those two basins, anything less will fail,” says Kristy Meyer, managing director of agricultural, health, and clean water programs for the Ohio Environmental Council.
November 12, 2013A coalition of environmental groups is challenging Wayne National Forest’s agreement to lease rights to federally owned coal under more than 430 acres in eastern Ohio. The Buckeye Forest Council, Sierra Club, Ohio Environmental Council, Earthjustice and others filed their appeal last week with the U.S. Forest Service.
November 7, 2013Letter to the Editor from the OEC's Kristy Meyer: Grass carp are a subspecies of the non-native Asian carp. Though not nearly as destructive as the bighead and silver carp, grass carp are not benign either. Grass carp eat large marine plants, which in turn can impact fish and waterfowl habitat.
October 28, 2013Trent Dougherty will present the OEC’s proposals for a SAFER GAS Act (Safeguarding Appalachian Families with Environmental Regulation of Gas and Shale) that will shore up what the OEC believes to be gaps in Ohio’s current laws.
October 19, 2013Letter to the Editor "Public health and safety are hard to achieve when the law is undercut by loopholes that allow the industry to hide not only its secret recipe, but also its toxic ingredients from public view," Nathan Johnson, Attorney, Ohio Environmental Council