OEC In the News

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

Regulators near decisions on FirstEnergy, AEP rate deals

April 20, 2017
Todd Snitchler, a former PUCO chairman who’s fighting the proposals, said the pushback - joined by such organizations as AARP, the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association and the Ohio Environmental Council...

Pioneer cemetery hidden in Shawnee Forest

April 19, 2017
According to the Ohio Environmental Council has described Moore’s Run and the surrounding BCMA lands is ideal for state wilderness protection.

Hog farms raise air quality concern for residents

April 13, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council is urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would require unregulated hog farms to provide reports on manure spreading and pollution prevention among other things.

Coalition Letter to President Trump to Stop Asian Carp

April 9, 2017
Mr. President: On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of Great Lakes and Mississippi River advocates that our organizations represent, we write today to ask that you immediately release the U.S. Army...

While cause remains unclear, earthquake prompts new look at Ohio fracking

April 7, 2017
The April 2 earthquake “is a concern because it shows we don’t have a handle on all of the risks involved in this industry,” said Melanie Houston of the Ohio Environmental Council. That worry is...

Investigation Continues Into Wayne National Forest Earthquake Near Fracking Sites

April 7, 2017
“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” said Melanie Houston, OEC's director of oil and gas, in the release.

Some say Kasich’s speech lacks depth on Lake Erie

April 6, 2017
Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund President Heather Taylor-Miesle credited Mr. Kasich’s efforts. Still, bolder action is needed. “I call on Governor Kasich to urge state lawmakers to get serious...

Investigation Continues Into Wayne National Forest Earthquake Near Fracking Sites

April 5, 2017
“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” said Melanie Houston, OEC's director of oil and gas, in the release.

ODNR: Was earthquake connected to fracking? Earthquake struck in Wayne Nat'l Forest where drilling is proposed

April 5, 2017
“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” Melanie Houston, director of oil and gas for the Ohio Environmental Council, said in a news release. She took the opportunity...

Ohio, Monroe County Officials Comment on Sunday Earthquake

April 4, 2017
Leis said she believed only one fracking operation was close enough to the earthquake site to require a shutdown. However, Melanie Houston, director of Oil and Gas for the Ohio Environmental Council...

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