Position Papers

Position Papers

Comments Submitted by Ohio Environmental Council on the US EPA's Clean Power Plan

November 20, 2014
The 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.

Sub. HB 490 (As Reported by House Ag + Natural Resources Committee) - Ag, DNR, EPA

November 19, 2014
Here 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.

Green Paper: Brent Spence Bridge Toll

May 14, 2014
Amended House Bill 497 (As Passed by the Ohio House)

Green Paper: Capital Improvements Budget

April 18, 2014
Amended 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:

Green Paper: Industrial Recovery Sites

June 4, 2013
Sponsored by Rep. Dorothy Pelanda and Rep. Jack Cera.

Green Paper: Asbestos Exposure Compensation

December 11, 2012
Ohio 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. 

Green Paper: Clean Ohio Fund

March 14, 2012
The 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. 

Green Paper: Agriculture Commodities Marketing Agreements

June 8, 2011
This 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.