OEC In the News

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EPA Moves to Rein in 'Fracking' Pollution

April 19, 2012
"It's definitely a huge step forward," said Jack Shaner, lobbyist with the Ohio Environmental Council.

Speakers Warn of Fracking Dangers

April 17, 2012
Joe Logan, director of agricultural programs for the Ohio Environmental Council, spoke to about 75 people along with William Dubanevich, a New York-based attorney who is representing property owners...

Clean Energy Picture Dramatically Changed For Midwest, As U.S. Fossil Energy Boom Gathers Steam

April 9, 2012
“This wasn’t what we were expecting,” said Trent Dougherty, staff attorney and director of legal affairs at Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide group based in Columbus. “Things are changing so...

New Ohio bill on Lake Erie water use considered

April 3, 2012
The Ohio Environmental Council is worried that businesses would be able to take huge amounts of water and still not need a permit because the usage is averaged out over a 90-day period, said Kristy...

Fracking: Property owners need to protect themselve

April 2, 2012
People who have concerns about oil and gas drilling in Fairfield County should contact state legislatures and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Environmental Council's Director of...

Gas wells are the focus of a clash between Ohio's economic and environmental futures

March 30, 2012
"There ought to be a time out, a moratorium" on drilling, said Jack Shaner, deputy director of the environmental council. "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is doing a study. Let the EPA...

Common Sense Initiative Ohio program upsetting environmentalists

March 21, 2012
"These water quality rule packages are crucial to the protection of our state's human and environmental health," said Trent Dougherty, director of legal affairs with the Ohio Environmental Council....

Wrong Lake Erie Usage Bill, Wrong Sponsor: Editorial

March 18, 2012
The Nature Conservancy, the Ohio Environmental Council and other watchdog groups oppose the legislation because they say it would violate the Great Lakes Compact, a treaty between eight Great Lakes...

Male Frogs Quack Up the Ladies in Early Spring

March 18, 2012
To learn more about these fascinating habitats and the creatures that occupy them, order Ohio’s Hidden Wonders: A Guide to the Animals & Plants of Ohio’s Vernal Pools. The guide is available...

Environmental and Public Health Groups Intervene in Industry Attacks on Life-saving Mercury Protections

March 16, 2012
Sixteen national and state environmental, clean air and public health groups intervened today to defend the Environmental Protection Agency against industry lawsuits aimed at blocking landmark...