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Ohio to Consider Limits on Using Lake Erie Water

May 13, 2011
But Kristy Meyer, of the Ohio Environmental Council, disagreed. Environmental groups plan to push a bill that would set lower limits that have yet to be identified. "The [business-backed] numbers are...

Unclear Ownership of Mineral Rights May Hurt State's Revenue Hopes for Drilling in Parks

May 13, 2011
Jack Shaner, a lobbyist with the Ohio Environmental Council, said the risks of pollution and ecological harm outweigh the potential economic benefits.

Timetable Sought on Vote to Drill Oil in Parks

April 22, 2011
One of Ohio's largest environmental groups is imploring state legislators to say how they'll vote soon on the Kasich administration's controversial plan to open state parks to oil drilling. The Ohio...

ONU to Host Environmental Law Speaker

April 15, 2011
A 2008 graduate of ONU’s College of Law, Reisinger rejoined the Ohio Environmental Council’s Ohio Environmental Law Center as staff attorney after interning with the organization while in law school...

Cincinnati could sue state if governor pulls streetcar funding

March 10, 2011
“Why is our governor against redeveloping Cincinnati’s downtown and Over-the-Rhine areas with the streetcar? Steel rails offer a far superior path to jobs and growth and clean air than yet another...

Environmentalists challenge biomass burning at Dayton utility’s plant

February 1, 2011
The Ohio Environmental Council, Buckeye Forest Council and Sierra Club contend that DP&L provided little detail about the material it will burn and, as a result, the state EPA cannot know what...

Brake on biomass

January 29, 2011
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has certified the Burger plant in Belmont County as a renewable-energy facility. But the Ohio Environmental Council has challenged that certification before...

AEP chief happy with 2010, even with refund

January 29, 2011
Nolan Moser, director of energy and clean-air programs for the Ohio Environmental Council, said Morris' criticism of the EPA is misplaced, because the agency is merely following through on new...

Deficit might open up state parks to drilling

January 17, 2011
"This is a promise-breaker of the first order," said Jack Shaner, a lobbyist with the Ohio Environmental Council. "Parks have been set aside with the promise that they would always be a park,...

Environmentalists worried that plan to sell state park could open way for drilling

January 12, 2011
The letter was signed by representatives of the Ohio Environmental Council, Sierra Club, Northeast Ohio Gas Accountability Project and Environmental Law & Policy Center. "This sale is poor public...