December 5, 2014As outlined in our testimony to the Senate Agriculture Committee, the OEC respectfully requests the following urgent revisions to HB 490 (As Passed by the House). Thank you for your consideration. 1. Oil and Gas - Penalties Request:
Interested Party Testimony of Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council Substitute House Bill 490 (As Passed by the House)
December 4, 2014Chairman Hite, Vice-Chair Balderson, Ranking Minority Member Gentile, and Members of the Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee: Thank you for this opportunity to testify on Sub. House Bill 490 (As Passed by the House), the mid-budget review for ODAg, ODNR, and OEPA. My name is Jack Shaner, and I am Deputy Director for the Ohio Environmental Council. The OEC appears today as an Interested Party, with strong support for several provisions in the bill but vigorous opposition to others.
December 4, 2014Draft Amendment - Oil + Gas Chemical Information
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.
October 1, 2014In this issue: Clean water victory! Fracking fire highlights gaps in Ohio law Behind the Toledo water crisis Reclaiming Ohio's clean energy future Join us for Green Gala 2014
Testimony of the Ohio Environmental Council RE: Ohio EPA’s 2014 Modification of the 401 WQC for the NWPs
September 9, 2014My name is Nathan Johnson. I serve as an attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council, (“OEC”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to securing healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.
August 15, 2014The Ohio Environmental Council offers our sincere thanks to Co-Chairs Senators Randy Gardner and Capri Cafaro and Representatives Chris Redfern and Mike DoVilla, and all of the Lake Erie Caucus members for convening today’s event to hear how we can prevent another water crisis in Toledo that caused nearly half a million people to shut off their tap water because it was too toxic to drink or use to bathe.
August 6, 2014Alliance for the Great Lakes * American Rivers * Environment Ohio * Freshwater Future * Lake Erie Charter Boat Association * Lake Erie Waterkeeper Inc. * Ohio Environmental Council * National Wildlife Federation * Sierra Club
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