The Ohio Environmental Council respectfully presents the following comments and amendment recommendations to the FY 2016 - FY 2017 operating budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency and Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Transportation. Our recommendations strive to help achieve 3 basic objectives.
- Health and Safety: Protect people, communities, and the natural environment, especially during environmental emergencies.
- Stewardship: Fulfill our shared stewardship responsibility to responsibly care for and conserve our air, land, water and wildlife resources.
- Fairness and Responsibility: Improve government transparency and accountability, especially regarding enforcement of environmental protections and natural resource conservation.
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