Local governments voice solutions on toxic algae threat

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 River Lane, to discuss solutions on toxic algae...

Rissien outlined four key actions to curb the toxic algae threat: require plans from farmers that prevent pollution; stopping the access applications of fertilizer; stronger compliance and enforcement; and pollution limits of Ohio streams.

“These solutions will level the playing field for all farmers working hard to prevent toxic algae, so they don’t carry the weight of the bad actors,” he said. “This is as much about fairness as it is protecting Lake Erie.”

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017