April 7, 2015TO: Members, Ohio House Finance Committee Finance Committee Members and Staff- The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully asks for your support for the following prospective amendments and funding requests to the Biennial Operating Budget - House Bill 64 (As Introduced). These requested improvements will build upon the Executive Budget's "blueprint" for natural resource conservation and environmental protection by:
Moving forward on agricultural pollution reduction, Lake Erie Basin water protection, and oil and gas regulation and enforcement
December 23, 2014Read our full memo to the Ohio General Assembly at the link below.
November 20, 2014The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) Clean Power Plan, proposed on June 2, 2014, is a significant first step in preventing a future that scientists predict will include more intense and more frequent heat waves, droughts, extreme weather events and algal blooms. The proposed carbon pollution reductions in Ohio will help ensure our state is not contributing to what would otherwise be a global catastrophe, with substantial local impacts.
November 19, 2014Here is a brief summary of several important changes made by the House to HB 490, the Administration's MBR for ODAg, ODNR and OEPA. The OEC remains an Interested Party on Sub. HB 490, strongly supporting some provisions while strongly opposing others. We thank Chairman Hall and his Committee for the positive changes and urge the House to accept them.
May 14, 2014Amended House Bill 497 (As Passed by the Ohio House)
April 18, 2014Amended House Bill 497 (As Passed by the Ohio House) OEC's Summary: Amended House Bill 497 (As Passed by the House) authorizes the following capital project funding:
June 4, 2013Sponsored by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda and Rep. Jack Cera.
December 11, 2012Ohio House Bill 380 (as Passed by the House) Sponsored by Representative Blessing. OEC’s Summary: HB380 requires claimants in asbestos tort actions to make certain disclosures pertaining to asbestos trust claims that have been submitted to asbestos trust entities for the purpose of compensating the claimant for asbestos exposure.
March 14, 2012The Clean Ohio Fund is ready to go back to work for Ohio… drawing private investment to idle brownfields... enabling family farmers keep their farm as a farm… helping Mother Nature stay in a natural state… and giving families a fun, healthful place to walk, ride, and glide.
June 8, 2011This legislation will provide a framework by which local producers of Ohio-grown fruits, vegetables and other commodities may differentiate their products from the industrially-produced commodities, while assuring consumers of unique production practices, food safety, quality and freshness.