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Algae bloom concerns: Survey of Lake Erie shows it could keep some out of the water

July 13, 2017
Environmentalists say voluntary measures in Ohio, Michigan, New York and Canada to cut back aren't working. “The situation is getting worse and so we're calling for a lot of common sense things that...

Third-largest harmful algal bloom could potentially grow in Lake Erie this summer, forecasters say

July 13, 2017
"With a bloom of this size and scale expected, it is clear that this problem can only be addressed at the source," said Nicholas Mandros of the Ohio Environmental Council. "Toxic algae is primarily...

NOAA Forecast Calls For ‘Significant' Harmful Algal Blooms In Lake Erie

July 13, 2017
Environmental groups sounded the alarm over the forecast, calling the bloom outlook "severe." "With a bloom of this size and scale expected, it is clear that this problem can only be addressed at the...

Health and Environmental groups sue EPA over its delay of clean air protections for millions

July 12, 2017
Earthjustice is representing American Lung Association, American Public Health Association, American Thoracic Society, National Parks Conservation Association, Natural Resources Defense Council,...

Latino orgs join national climate campaign declaring ‘Sigo en Paris’

July 12, 2017
To build on the success of the first petition, today, LCV’s Chispa, LULAC, Latino Victory, Hispanic Federation, Voces Verdes, GreenLatinos, Azul, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), Climate...

Fracking in State Parks

July 11, 2017
Gov. John Kasich signed the new state budget into law, but with 47 line-item vetoes. The Ohio House of Representatives overturned 11 of those vetoes, including Kasich's veto on allowing the Ohio...

EPA refers Rover's violations to Ohio Attorney General

July 11, 2017
In a written statement, Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, said the group supported Ohio EPA's effort to hold Rover and Energy Transfer accountable. "Energy...

Ohio EPA upset with Rover

July 10, 2017
In a written statement, Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, said the group supported Ohio EPA’s effort to hold Rover and Energy Transfer accountable. “Energy...

‘Government Violating Own Laws to Pave Way for Fracking Plan’ in Ohio’s Only National Forest

July 8, 2017
“The Wayne National Forest is home to many species who can’t afford to have their habitat damaged by oil and gas development,” said Nathan Johnson, public lands director with the Ohio Environmental...

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