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Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie -- but is it working?

March 23, 2017
Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council wants the training to reach even more farmers, including those who use manure. Her organization is watching to see what happens after the September...

Algae termed environmental justice issue

March 22, 2017
...Joining him at the news conference were Toledo City Councilman Peter Ujvagi — who said it is imperative for the city to continue to “do its part” by completing improvements to its sewage system...

Local officials, urban and environmental groups pledge united effort against algae

March 22, 2017
Representatives from several groups announced today they are united in efforts to combat another season of toxic western Lake Erie algae. Standing along the river banks on the south end of Sidecut...

Local officials stress importance of Lake Erie health on World Water Day

March 22, 2017
LORAIN – Local officials met Wednesday morning to raise awareness about the dangers of algal blooms in conjunction with World Water Day. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the blooms, which are caused by...

Local governments voice solutions on toxic algae threat

March 22, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council’s Director of Clean Water Adam Rissien, Madison and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer gathered together on World Water Day, March 22, at the Lorain Port Authority, 319 Black...

Over 130 Environmental Groups Oppose Deep Cuts to Environment in the President’s Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 Dear Senator/Representative: On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we write to strongly oppose the damaging cuts to conservation, natural resources and...

Ohio environmentalists alarmed by US budget proposal’s big cuts to EPA

March 12, 2017
But Ohio environmental advocacy groups contend that even the suggestion of steep and sweeping cuts is reason enough for alarm. "Defunding an agency keeps them from adequately moving at the speed of...

A Big Change To Ohio's Green Energy Benchmarks Could Be Coming

March 10, 2017
Last year Gov. John Kasich vetoed another two year freeze on the state's renewable energy benchmarks, saying the freeze would do self-inflicted damage to Ohio's economic competitiveness. That effort...

GOP state legislators trying again to weaken renewable-energy standards

March 7, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council said in a statement that Ohio "needs to be a leader in the energy revolution that is sweeping the world instead of debating legislation that is dead on arrival." The...

Ohio Environmentalists Slam President Trump's EPA Cuts

March 4, 2017
Ohio environmental advocates say Lake Erie would be hurt by President Donald Trump’s proposed deep budget cuts to the U.S. EPA, and that damage would hurt the state’s economy. The president’s plan...

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