Ohio Citizen Action HB 490 Testimony

December 23, 2014
Read the full testimony at the link below.

Requested Changes to HB 490

December 5, 2014
As outlined in our testimony to the Senate Agriculture Committee, the OEC respectfully requests the following urgent revisions to HB 490 (As Passed by the House). Thank  you for your consideration. 1. Oil and Gas - Penalties Request:

Two Draft Amendments Suggested in OEC Dec. 3, 2015 Testimony

December 4, 2014
Draft Amendment - Oil + Gas Chemical Information

Interested Party Testimony of Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council Substitute House Bill 490 (As Passed by the House)

December 4, 2014
Chairman Hite, Vice-Chair Balderson, Ranking Minority Member Gentile, and Members of the Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee: Thank you for this opportunity to testify on Sub. House Bill 490 (As Passed by the House), the mid-budget review for ODAg, ODNR, and OEPA. My name is Jack Shaner, and I am Deputy Director for the Ohio Environmental Council. The OEC appears today as an Interested Party, with strong support for several provisions in the bill but vigorous opposition to others.

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.