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Groups Say Pro-Rail Vote in Cincinnati Essential for Keeping Young People, Jobs In

November 9, 2011
“Finally, there is a ray of light for passenger rail in Ohio – a ray of light rail, that is,” said Jack Shaner, Deputy Director of the Ohio Environmental Council. “Better mobility, cleaner air, new...

Summit County Snow Plows Going Green

October 3, 2011
Director of Air & Water Special Projects for the Ohio Environmental Council David Celebrezze tells AkronNewsNow.com how the Ohio Environmental Council is helping Summit County take steps towards...

New Bill Prompts Concerns About Future of Ohio's Wind Industry

September 22, 2011
On the other hand, according to Brian Kaiser, director of green jobs and innovation for the Ohio Environmental Council, the state’s manufacturing industry, which includes 106 companies engaged in the...

Ohio Shale Gas Worth Billions of Dollars and 200,000 Jobs

September 21, 2011
Jack Shaner, spokesman for the Ohio Environmental Council, said Ohio is not ready for the onslaught that Big Oil and Gas is preparing. Despite the state's recent passage of a law requiring tougher...

Ohio Governor Prepares Energy and Environment Plans for His Newly Gas-Rich State

September 20, 2011
Waste heat recovery is a good thing, but should not be a replacement for wind or solar in the standard, said Trish Lanahan of the Ohio Environmental Council. If cogeneration or another fuel were...

Skindell Trying to Halt "Fracking"

September 19, 2011
Ohio Environmental Council Deputy Director Jack Shaner agrees. He says they aren't against getting natural gas and oil out of the ground in Ohio, but they want to make sure they are doing it right. "...

Opposing Sides in Landmark Lake Erie Property Rights Case Claim Victory After Ohio Supreme Court's Ruling

September 14, 2011
"Although the decision is what it is on paper, the results probably aren't going to be clear for some time," said Trent Dougherty, an attorney for the Ohio Environmental Council.

Ohio Moves Ahead with Shale Exploration While Other States Take a Break

September 11, 2011
Shaner said a key moment for environmentalists will come soon when the Kasich administration unveils rules implementing a rewrite of Ohio's oil and gas drilling laws passed recently by lawmakers,...

Official Proposes Delay in Fracking

September 8, 2011
“This does not say no forever to deep-shale gas development,” said Jack Shaner, deputy director of the Ohio Environmental Council, which supports Skindell’s legislation. “But it does say slow down,...

Shale Drillers May Face New Air-Pollution Limits

August 28, 2011
However, a coalition of environmental groups, including the Ohio Environmental Council and the Center for Health, Environment and Justice say the proposed permit has several loopholes that would help...