OEC In the News

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

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...

State says local health departments must monitor waterways for toxic algae

April 2, 2017
“This could strap a lot of local health districts. They have such a tight bottom line,” said Kristy Meyer, natural-resources managing director for the advocacy group Ohio Environmental Council. “To...

Nature fans gather at endangered Sawmill Wetlands to celebrate spring

April 2, 2017
Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of the Ohio Environmental Council, hopes the legal wrangling between the state and the private developer won’t end in the Sawmill Wetland’s erasure. She said...

Portman meets with Lake Erie advocates to hear Great Lakes success stories

March 31, 2017
Kristy Meyer, managing director of the Ohio Environmental Council, said Great Lakes initiative grants have helped her organization to educate farmers in the Maumee Valley on the best practices for...

In Ohio, farmers are being trained to avoid nutrient build

March 28, 2017
Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council wants the training to reach even more farmers, including those who use manure. Her organization is watching to see what happens after the September...

Ohio trains farmers to help Lake Erie -- but is it working?

March 23, 2017
Kristy Meyer of the Ohio Environmental Council wants the training to reach even more farmers, including those who use manure. Her organization is watching to see what happens after the September...

Algae termed environmental justice issue

March 22, 2017
...Joining him at the news conference were Toledo City Councilman Peter Ujvagi — who said it is imperative for the city to continue to “do its part” by completing improvements to its sewage system...

Local officials, urban and environmental groups pledge united effort against algae

March 22, 2017
Representatives from several groups announced today they are united in efforts to combat another season of toxic western Lake Erie algae. Standing along the river banks on the south end of Sidecut...

Local officials stress importance of Lake Erie health on World Water Day

March 22, 2017
LORAIN – Local officials met Wednesday morning to raise awareness about the dangers of algal blooms in conjunction with World Water Day. Mayor Chase Ritenauer said the blooms, which are caused by...

Local governments voice solutions on toxic algae threat

March 22, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council’s Director of Clean Water Adam Rissien, Madison and Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer gathered together on World Water Day, March 22, at the Lorain Port Authority, 319 Black...

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