Testimony

Testimony

Interested Party Testimony of Trent Dougherty on the Governor's Operating Budget

March 12, 2015
Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member O'Brien, and Members of the Ohio House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development, and Natural Resources, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on the Governor's Operating Budget, House Bill 64 (As Introduced). My name is Trent Dougherty, Legal Affairs Director of the Ohio Environmental Council. The OEC is a not-for profit network of more than 100 group-members and several thousand citizen-members. Our mission is to secure clean air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.

OEC Testimony of Jack Shaner on the Governor's Operating Budget

March 13, 2015
Chairman Thompson, Ranking Member O'Brien, and Members of the Ohio House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Development, and Natural Resources, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on the Governor's Operating Budget, House Bill 64 (As Introduced). My name is Jack Shaner, Deputy Director of the Ohio Environmental Council. The OEC is a not-for profit network of more than 100 group-members and several thousand citizen-members. Our mission is to secure clean air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.

OEC's Opponent Testimony Substitute House Bill 8

February 25, 2015
Chairman Landis, Vice Chair Hagan, Ranking Member O’Brien and Members of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) I thank you for the opportunity to testify on Substitute House Bill (Sub HB) 8.   While we testify today as opponents, we do so with a sincere hope that improvements to key provisions can be made through the Committee process.  

Testimony of Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council Regarding Oil and Gas Severance Tax Provisions of the Executive Budget

March 3, 2015
House Bill 64 (As Introduced) Presented to the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee ] Chairman McClain, Vice-Chair Scherer, Ranking Member Cera, and Members of the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee, thank you for this opportunity to present Interested Party testimony on the oil and gas severance tax provisions of the Governor's Executive Budget, House Bill 64 (As Introduced).

Interested Party Testimony - Ohio Transportation Budget - Sub House Bill 53

February 25, 2015
Interested Party Testimony - Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental CouncilOhio Transportation Budget - Sub. House Bill 53 - As Pending in House Finance CommitteeOhio House Finance CommitteeOhio Statehouse - February 25, 2015 Chair Smith, Vice Chair Schuring, Ranking Member Driehaus, and Members of the Committee-

OEC INITIAL COMMENTS RE U.S. ARMY CORPS’ STUDY: "INFLUENCE OF OPEN-LAKE PLACEMENT OF DREDGED MATERIAL ON WESTERN LAKE ERIE BASIN HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS"

February 9, 2015
The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) has several concerns regarding the U.S. Army Corps’ (USACE) 2014 study: “Influence of Open-Lake Placement of Dredged Material on Western Lake Erie Basin Harmful Algal Blooms.” First, OEC believes that the study is informed by a faulty premise: that if open-lake disposal is not resulting in greater than existing background SRP and HABs, then disposal in this manner is not resulting in harmful ecological impacts.

Testimony of the Ohio Environmental Council RE: 2015 Toledo Harbor, CWA Section 401 Hearing

February 18, 2015
Good evening.  My name is Nathan Johnson. I speak tonight on behalf of the Ohio Environmental Council. I would like to thank Ohio EPA for inviting the public to tonight’s hearing regarding CWA, Section 401 certification for the U.S. Army Corps’ 2015 Toledo Harbor dredge and disposal project. 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.  The OEC’s mission is to secure healthy air, land, and water for all who call Ohio home.

OEC Testimony on open-lake disposal in the Cleveland area

February 17, 2015
Good evening. My name is Nathan Johnson; I am a staff attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council, also known as the “OEC.”  I would like to thank the Army Corps for inviting the public to tonight’s open house and public hearing.  I would also like to the Ohio EPA for requesting tonight’s hearing.

Suggested Amendments - Transportation Budget - HB 53 (As Introduced)

February 24, 2015
1. Public transportation funding - Follow the recommendations of the ODOT Statewide Public Transit Needs Study to substantially increase state support for public transportation for rural and urban transit agencies. See the study findings snapshot for recommended funding levels to meet the current unmet need in rural and urban areas. 

Interested Party Testimony - Ohio Transportation Budget - House Bill 53

February 20, 2015
Interested Party Testimony - Ohio Transportation Budget - House Bill 53Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental CouncilSubmitted to the Ohio House Finance CommitteeOhio Statehouse - February 17, 2015 Chair Smith, Vice Chair Schuring, Ranking Member Driehaus, and Members of the Committee- Thank you for this opportunity to testify as an Interested Party on House Bill 53 (As Introduced), the biennial Transportation Budget.