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Over 130 Environmental Groups Oppose Deep Cuts to Environment in the President’s Budget Proposal

March 16, 2017
March 16, 2017 Dear Senator/Representative: On behalf of our millions of members and supporters nationwide, we write to strongly oppose the damaging cuts to conservation, natural resources and...

Ohio environmentalists alarmed by US budget proposal’s big cuts to EPA

March 12, 2017
But Ohio environmental advocacy groups contend that even the suggestion of steep and sweeping cuts is reason enough for alarm. "Defunding an agency keeps them from adequately moving at the speed of...

A Big Change To Ohio's Green Energy Benchmarks Could Be Coming

March 10, 2017
Last year Gov. John Kasich vetoed another two year freeze on the state's renewable energy benchmarks, saying the freeze would do self-inflicted damage to Ohio's economic competitiveness. That effort...

GOP state legislators trying again to weaken renewable-energy standards

March 7, 2017
The Ohio Environmental Council said in a statement that Ohio "needs to be a leader in the energy revolution that is sweeping the world instead of debating legislation that is dead on arrival." The...

Ohio Environmentalists Slam President Trump's EPA Cuts

March 4, 2017
Ohio environmental advocates say Lake Erie would be hurt by President Donald Trump’s proposed deep budget cuts to the U.S. EPA, and that damage would hurt the state’s economy. The president’s plan...

New Ohio ‘bailout’ request shakes up nuclear/carbon debate

March 2, 2017
“This attempted bailout does nothing to move Ohio forward, and would hold us back from a rapidly evolving clean energy transition that is creating a lot of new opportunity, more sustainable jobs, and...

Theodore Decker: Endangered bats, your days are numbered

March 2, 2017
That's why the timing of projects such as the Rover pipeline and increased drilling exploration in the Wayne couldn't be worse, said Nathan Johnson, an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Council. "...

Future of the EPA

March 2, 2017
Scott Pruitt, who sued the Environmental Protection Agency over a dozen times while he was attorney general of Oklahoma, is now the director of EPA. Environmental activists are worried that his ties...

Cincinnati's tie to a Trump executive order

March 1, 2017
Kristy Meyer, managing director of natural resources at Ohio Environmental Council, says many businesses depend on clean water for their products or the production of them. But drinking water is the...

Report: Lead in Water a Pervasive Problem in Ohio Schools

February 16, 2017
But Melanie Houston, oil and gas director with the Ohio Environmental Council, said the report doesn't acknowledge the state's recent efforts to address the problem. A law signed last year to protect...

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