October 2, 2013OEC opposes Substitute Senate Bill 58 which will increase electric rates for all consumers, harm the environment, and take Ohio backwards. Thank you for allowing several opportunities for opponents to testify; the Substitute Bill is very complex and analyzing the full effects of each proposed change to Ohio's utility regulations will take some time.
September 25, 2013The OEC respectfully submits the following comments on the proposed redesignation of central Ohio for meeting the 1997 PM2.5 standard. We agree with the Ohio EPA that the data reveals that the region has met the PM 2.5 standard. However, as the standard is tightened the region will most likely fall out of attainment. Particulate Matter 2.5, Health & Environmental Impacts PM 2.5 pollution is emitted from a myriad of sources including power plants, diesel engines, foundries, outdoor wood fired boilers and other sources.
June 27, 2013In February 2010, the Interagency Task Force released a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan covering fiscal years 2010-2014. The Action Plan identified the goals, objectives, measurable ecological targets, and specific actions to help rehabilitate the Great Lakes.
June 28, 2013To Governor Kasich, submitted by Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council. The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully asks you to veto the following provisions of the Conference Committee report on House Bill 59. 1. TENORM DNRCD31 Disposal of Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material and Other Material from Horizontal Wells
June 20, 2013Submitted to the Ohio General Assembly Members and Staff, by Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully asks the Conference Committee and the General Assembly to vote for a cleaner, greener Ohio by supporting the following 10 improvements to the Operating Budget (House Bill 59). 1. Clean Ohio Fund A. $52M for Clean Ohio Fund - ACCEPT SENATE VERSION B. State Park Drilling Revenue Sharing - REJECT HOUSE AMENDMENT
June 1, 2013Submitted to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District Conservancy Court by Melanie Houston, Director of Water Policy & Environmental Health, Ohio Environmental Council (OEC). Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement in regard to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s recent operational policy (No. 5091) on short-term water supply, reviewed and approved by the legal counsel of MWCD and recommended for approval by the Board of Directions.
May 31, 2013Submitted to the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, by Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council. The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully submits the following interested party testimony on the Substitute Budget Bill (House Bill 59), as pending in the Senate Finance Committee. A. Comments on changes included in Substitute Bill
May 23, 2013Submitted to the Ohio Senate, by Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council. The OEC's Top 5 State Budget Priorities 1. CLEAN OHIO FUND SUPPORT House for adding $26M in bond sales for Clean Ohio Fund SUPPORT House - Legislative Study Committee on Clean Ohio + Brownfield Funding (LSCCD5) OPPOSE House - Use of Revenues from Oil and Gas Drilling on State Park Lands for Clean Ohio Fund (DNRCD32)
May 22, 2013We appreciate the opportunity to make early Stakeholder comments regarding the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (OEPA) proposed nutrient standard for Ohio. The OEC strongly supports the prompt adoption of a nutrient standard for Ohio that is protective of water quality and of aquatic life. We also appreciate that the standard must be realistic and attainable.
May 15, 2013Submited to the Senate General Subcommittee of Finance, by Kristy Meyer, Managing Director, Agriculture, Health & Clean Water Programs, Ohio Environmental Council Increase the Healthy Lake Erie Fund (DNRCD6) by $1.7 million in FY 2014 and FY 2015
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