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
June 5, 2014Dear Governor Kasich, We, the undersigned environmental advocacy organizations, write to urge you to veto Ohio Senate Bill 310 (SB 310). For the reasons summarized below, and in light of the US Environmental Protection Agency's release of the draft carbon standards for existing power plants, SB 310 is not in the public interest.
May 27, 2014Chairman Stautberg, Ranking Member Williams and members of the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee; my name is Trish Demeter and I am the Managing Director of Energy and Clean Air Programs for the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC). Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments today on Ohio Senate Bill 310. The OEC is opposed to SB 310 for many reasons, but namely
May 14, 2014Chairman Oelslager, Vice-Chair Coley, Ranking Minority Member Sawyer, and Members of the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on Amended Substitute House Bill 483 (As Passed by the House). Here is a brief summary of our concerns, listed in alphabetical order by affected agency: COM (CD4) - Underground Storage Tank Revolving Loan Fund (Same as Executive)
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