OEC Veto Request to Governor Kasich

June 26, 2015
The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully asks you to veto the following provisions of the Conference Committee report on House Bill 64: 1. "EPCRA" – DNRCD8 Federal Emergency Planning + Community Right to Know Act

OEC Memo: Remaining Budget Priorities

June 18, 2015
In a memo to Ohio General Assembly, the OEC details its remaining budget priorities and the best way to address them. 

Interested Party Testimony - House Bill 64 - Biennial Operating Budget

June 9, 2015
The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully presents the following comments and amendment recommendations to the FY 2016 - FY 2017 operating budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Transportation. Our recommendations strive to help achieve 3 basic objectives. 

Declaration of Kristy Meyer, Managing Director of Agricultural, Health, and Clean Water Programs

May 19, 2015
In this declaration, Kristy Meyer writes in support of the State of Ohio's lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps threatened to stop dredging Cleveland Harbor unless the state accepted its plan to dump the toxic-laced sediment into the open waters of Lake Erie. Read the full declaration below.

Interested Party Testimony - Substitute House Bill 64 (As Pending in Committee)

April 20, 2015
  We respectfully request the following amendments to Substitute House Bill 64 (As Pending in Committee). While we make many amendment recommendations, the following eight are our top priority. Each of our recommendations strive to help achieve one or more of these basic objectives:

OEC Budget Priorities - Request for Support

April 7, 2015
TO: 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:

OEC Testimony of Jack Shaner on the Governor's Operating Budget

March 13, 2015
Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member O'Brien, and Members of the Ohio House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development, and Natural Resources, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on the Governor's Operating Budget, House Bill 64 (As Introduced). My name is Jack Shaner, Deputy Director of the Ohio Environmental Council. The OEC is a not-for profit network of more than 100 group-members and several thousand citizen-members. Our mission is to secure clean air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.