Publications

A Letter from Environmental Groups to Gov. Kasich

June 5, 2014
Dear 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. 

Ohio House Public Utilities Committee Opponent Testimony – Am. Sub. Senate Bill 310 May 20, 2014

May 27, 2014
Chairman 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

Testimony on HB 483 (As Passed By House) - Mid-Biennium Review

May 14, 2014
Chairman 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)

Green Paper: Brent Spence Bridge Toll

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

OEC's Testimony on ODNR's Idle and Orphan Well Program

May 13, 2014
Chairman McClain, Vice-Chair Scherer, Ranking Minority Member Letson, and Members of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on Substitute House Bill 375 (As Pending in Committee). My name is Jack Shaner, I am Deputy Director of the Ohio Environmental Council.

The Verdict is In: Ohio's Energy Efficiency Standard is a Great Deal for Ohioans

April 29, 2014
Based on utility reports filed with the PUCO annually: Ohio's Energy Efficiency Standard is working. Ohio's four investor-owned electric utilities have spent $456 million on efficiency programs that have saved their customers $1.03 billion to date on their electric bills.   

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:

Ohio Senate Public Utilities Committee Opponent Testimony – Ohio Senate Bill 310

April 9, 2014
Chairman Seitz, Ranking Member Kearney and members of the Ohio Senate 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 several reasons:

Testimony on Amended House Bill 483 (As Pending) - Mid-Budget Review

April 8, 2014
Chairman Amstutz, Vice-Chair Boose, Ranking Minority Member Sykes, and Members of the Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on Amended House Bill 483 (As Pending in the Committee).

Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition Letter Encouraging Finding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

April 4, 2014
Senators encouraging sustained funding for the restoration and protection of the Great Lakes.