OEC In the News

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

Ohio pipeline spill raises broader questions about oversight

May 12, 2017
“From its onset, the Rover Pipeline project has been a disaster for Ohio’s fragile wetland ecosystems,” said Heather Taylor-Miesle of the Ohio Environmental Council. In her view, the company’s spills...

Energy Transfer Partners Spills TWO MILLION Gallons Of Drilling Material In Ohio

May 12, 2017
The federal approval of the Rover pipeline reflects a dual national trend: continued reliance on fossil fuels, and the striking down of regulations against fracking public lands, according to Heather...

Fracking is topic of May 16 forum in Solon

May 11, 2017
OOGA spokesman Mike Chadsey will report on current activity and the industry's near-term outlook, and OEC general counsel Trent Dougherty will discuss the environmental impact of oil and gas in Ohio...

Feds shut down new drilling along Rover pipeline project

May 11, 2017
The almost-weekly spills of bentonite — a natural clay used as a drilling lubricant — have smothered wildlife habitat and gunked up water infrastructure, said Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive...

Nuclear subsidies distort markets, hurt business, say FirstEnergy opponents

May 10, 2017
Other opponents included the Ohio Environmental Council, AARP Ohio, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Ohio Citizen Action the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nuclear Information and Resource...

Methane rollback vote fails in Senate

May 10, 2017
“In recent months, thousands of Americans asked the Senate to stand up for clean air and against the oil and gas lobby, and their efforts were successful today,” Ohio Environmental Council Executive...

Perry superintendent says closure of nuclear power plant would be ‘catastrophic’ at House committee hearing

May 10, 2017
Fifteen groups spoke out against the legislation at the May 9 hearing. Among them were the American Petroleum Institute, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, Ohio Environmental Council, the Nuclear...

The OEC files suit over fracking in Wayne National Forest

May 3, 2017
“The Wayne is a public forest owned by every Ohioan and every American. The OEC is bringing this lawsuit because we want our children and grandchildren to know a Wayne that’s full of towering trees...

Keep methane emissions standards, environmentalists urge

May 1, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council is campaigning to maintain federal methane emissions standards pertaining to the oil and gas industry as they stand today, because it says methane emissions are major...

Environmental groups sue EPA over inaction

April 26, 2017
A coalition of conservation and business groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court Tuesday in hopes of getting an agency ruling on Ohio’s refusal to designate Lake Erie as...

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