OEC In the News

Keep up with media coverage of the OEC and the issues that are important to you.

FirstEnergy closing six coal plants

January 26, 2012
FirstEnergy plans to offer some employees transfers or retirement. And Ohio Environmental Council spokesman Nolan Moser says the jobs picture is not as dire as Senator Portman makes it out to be. “...

Youngstown Meeting Doesn't Give Exact Answers to Earthquake Questions

January 18, 2012
Jack Shaner, Ohio Environmental Council, offered suggestions about future well development and management.

State's Wetland Tax Policy Arouses Opposition

January 1, 2012
David Celebrezze of the Ohio Environmental Council said fewer people will want to conserve land in areas where development drives up property values and taxes. “It’s a perverse incentive to not...

New Rules May Affect Avon Lake Power Plant

December 22, 2011
“It’s long overdue, but they stood up against big polluters and special interests, and they did the right thing for public health,” said David Celebrezze, director of air and water special projects...

Parents Warned About Toxic Toys

December 12, 2011
The Ohio Environmental Council reported that many toys are made with lead and poisoned plastics, and the government is not doing enough to stop the practice.

Pollution Linked to 'Fracking'

December 9, 2011
“All of the rhetoric from the industry has been there’s no way that this can happen,” said Trent Dougherty, a lawyer for the advocacy group Ohio Environmental Council. “This shows that it has...

Testimony on Ohio's Energy Policy Encourages Investment in Renewables

November 30, 2011
Nolan Moser, representing the Ohio Environmental Council and other environmental stakeholders, reminded the joint committee members that in 2008, when Senate Bill 221 was enacted in an overwhelmingly...

Learn the Hard Lessons of Coal Pollution

November 28, 2011
Drilling for oil and gas is not new. Fracking is not necessarily new. What's new? The massive and unprecedented scale, that's what. To exploit the deep, natural gas-rich shale deposits, like the...

Ohio EPA Considers a Name Change

November 23, 2011
“The Ohio EPA will still be the Ohio EPA, no matter what we call it,” said Jack Shaner, spokesperson for the Ohio Environmental Council, an advocacy group. “It’s an issue of semantics, so call it...

Let's Add Up Fracking Pros, Cons

November 20, 2011
Please educate yourself. The dangers of fracking are well documented. Some excellent starting points: Buckeye Forest Council, www.buckeyeforestcouncil.org, 614-487-9290; NoFrackOhio, www.nofrackohio....