OEC In the News

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

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...

Environmentalists sue US EPA over Lake Erie

April 26, 2017
“The science is there and it’s voluminous that the open waters of Lake Erie are impaired ... (This) list is the first step in making sure that Ohio moves forward to mitigate toxic algae,” said Trent...

Lawsuit filed to improve Lake Erie drinking water

April 25, 2017
The National Wildlife Federation, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Lake Erie Charter Boat Association, Lake Erie Foundation, Michigan United Conservation Clubs and Ohio Environmental Council filed the...

Ohio: Signatures filed for congressional redistricting issue in fall election | Columbus Dispatch

April 25, 2017
As part of the Fair Districts Ohio coalition, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council joined the League in filing the signatures. Within 10 days, Attorney General Mike DeWine will...

Environmental groups sue EPA over condition of Lake Erie

April 25, 2017
Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of violating the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit involves a dispute over whether western Lake Erie should...

Signatures filed for Ohio congressional redistricting issue

April 24, 2017
As part of the Fair Districts Ohio coalition, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council joined the League in filing the signatures. Within 10 days, Attorney General Mike DeWine will...

Fayette County family makes emotional plea for their daughter’s health

April 24, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council, a non-profit advocacy group, published the video on its YouTube account. The video is called, “One family’s fears as unregulated hog farming comes to town.”

Why the US Government Allows Companies to Drill for Natural Gas in National Forests

April 22, 2017
In this Op-Ed, the executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, Heather Taylor-Miesle, explores the origins of Earth Day and how public lands are still at risk.

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