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Summer's toxic-algae bloom on Lake Erie was the worst on record

November 11, 2015
Adam Rissien, director of agricultural and water policy for the Ohio Environmental Council, which advocates on behalf of the environment, said an impairment designation would be one piece of a...

Ohio Environmentalists Detail Support To Reduce Methane Pollution

November 2, 2015
The Ohio Environmental Council heads to Washington, D.C. this week, to lend its support to the nation's first methane pollution standards proposed by the Obama administration.    The standards are...

Stop stalling on Lake Erie

October 27, 2015
Last week, a coalition of conservation organizations, including the National Wildlife Federation, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, and several Lake Erie advocacy...

Conservation groups call on U.S. EPA to declare Lake Erie's western basin "impaired" to help end toxic algal blooms

October 22, 2015
Adam Rissien of the Ohio Environmental Council, said, "Proposed current reduction targets are not legally enforceable. We need firm limits on the amount of pollution allowed to enter the lake and an...

Ohio lawmakers recommend halting state's renewable energy, efficiency mandates

September 30, 2015
Trish Demeter, the Ohio Environmental Council's managing director of energy and clean air projects, said the recommendations are "very crafty" because it appears lawmakers are keeping the standards...

Report Cites Health Benefits of Clean Energy Standards

September 16, 2015
Ohioans will suffer fewer asthma attacks and miss less work if the state unfreezes its clean energy standards, according to a new report commissioned by several environmental advocacy groups. The...

Waukesha's Great Lakes water grab should sink without a ripple: editorial

September 3, 2015
The Waukesha diversion – if referred by Wisconsin and approved by the Conference and ultimately by the Compact -- will set a precedent and "will be the death of the Great Lakes by a thousand straws...

FirstEnergy ‘bailout’ hearing in Ohio starts Monday

August 28, 2015
“The Clean Power Plan is really a signal to policymakers to end unnecessary coal subsidies, which is exactly what the coal bailout would be,” said Brennan Howell at the Ohio Environmental Council.

Supporters of Issue 1 say redistricting change to promote ‘fair elections’

August 27, 2015
“As environmental advocates, we find ourselves often facing legislative battles and policy changes that we know to be out of step with what Ohioans want,” said Hannah Tyler of the Environmental...

Drs. Roizen and Oz: Senate may ratify legislation to repeal meat's County of Origin Labeling Act

August 25, 2015
It's starting to sink in with a lot of people that fracking's practice of pumping tons of toxic liquid chemicals into the ground at extremely high pressure may have long-term, far-reaching effects on...