Testimony

Testimony

Comments Submitted by Ohio Environmental Council on the US EPA's Clean Power Plan

November 20, 2014
The 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.

Testimony of the Ohio Environmental Council RE: Ohio EPA’s 2014 Modification of the 401 WQC for the NWPs

September 9, 2014
My 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.

Lake Erie Caucus Algae Forum: Testimony of Adam Rissien, OEC Director of Agricultural &Water Policy

August 15, 2014
The 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. 

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)

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.

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).

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:

House Bill 497 - Capital Budget Bill - Clean Ohio Fund

March 29, 2014
Amended House Bill 497 (As Passed by the Ohio House) Capital Budget Bill Sponsored by Representative Ron Amstutz Bill Summary Amended House Bill 497 (As Passed by the House) authorizes the following capital project funding:

Comments on Proposed 401 Certification for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Cleveland Harbor Dredging Project

March 15, 2014
The Ohio Environmental Council (“OEC”) represents over 100 member environmental and conservation organizations, as well as thousands of individual members throughout the state of Ohio. On behalf of these members, we submit the following comments to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (“OEPA”) for consideration regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (“USACE”) 401 application to dredge the Cleveland Harbor’s navigation channel and dump an estimated 80% the dredge material in the open waters of Lake Erie.