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Kasich should veto water-use bill: editorial

May 22, 2012
Amended House Bill 473, which passed the Senate on Tuesday by a 20-12 vote after previously passing in the House, would open the spigot for water withdrawals of up to 89 million gallons in a single...

Drilling Rules Expand 'Fracking' Disclosures

May 16, 2012
“The concern should be what’s best for Ohio and Ohioans, not whether we are better than any other state,” said Trent Dougherty, an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Council.

Potomac Tops List of Endangered Rivers in U.S., Group Says

May 15, 2012
Trent Dougherty, who helped Ohio legislators craft a House bill to do that, said by e-mail that it probably won’t pass on its own. A Senate bill, supported by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, likely will pass...

Conscious Voices ; Ohio Energy bill and Fracking pt 1

May 8, 2012
Part 1 of a 2-part CV on the Governor's proposed energy bill, which critics say is a package of give-aways to the Fracking industry. Interviews with town state representative Bob Hagan, Ohio...

State Legislators to Vote on New Drilling Rules

May 4, 2012
Some environmental groups turned against the bill Wednesday after a provision was added limiting who can sue energy companies for chemical trade secrets. Among them were the Ohio Environmental...

Is Cincinnati the Greenest City in America?

May 3, 2012
“Cincinnati’s ongoing commitment to protect our environment is saving its residents money, reinvigorating the economy, and raising the bar for communities across the country,” said Brian Kaiser,...

House bill on Lake Erie water withdrawal to go to vote

April 25, 2012
"Fish and wildlife do not live in averages," said Kristy Meyer, of the Ohio Environmental Council.

ALEC, Norquist Move to Dismantle State Renewable Energy Standards

April 25, 2012
Ohio's RES enjoys broad bipartisan support and has made renewable energy among the fastest growing industries there, says Brian Kaiser of the Ohio Environmental Council.

Great Lakes Compact Deal, McCain Campaigns Again In Ohio

April 20, 2012
Now Kasich and the bill’s sponsor in the House, Rep. Lynn Wachtmann of Napoleon in northwest Ohio, have come to a deal. Environmentalists say they have problems with the deal. Jack Shaner is with the...

Fracking Work On Well in County Begins

April 20, 2012
On Tuesday night, Joe Logan of Ohio Environmental Council spoke about the risks associated with the hydraulic fracturing process. A group of about 25 area residents asked questions and shared their...