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Ohio Environmental Council, May 23, 2013
Submitted to the Ohio Senate, by Jack Shaner, Deputy Director, Ohio Environmental Council.
The OEC’s Top 5 State Budget Priorities
SUPPORT House for adding $26M in bond sales for Clean Ohio Fund
SUPPORT House – Legislative Study Committee on Clean Ohio + Brownfield Funding (LSCCD5)
OPPOSE House – Use of Revenues from Oil and Gas Drilling on State Park Lands for Clean Ohio Fund (DNRCD32)
SUPPORT Executive + House funding levels for:
SUPPORT House funding levels for:
SUPPORT Executive + House – Healthy Lake Erie Fund (DNRCD6)
SUPPORT Executive + House funding level for Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management
NOTE: The OEC respectfully asks the Senate to ask DNR to account for the GRF expenditures recommended for the Division and the flow of revenue from the existing Oil and Gas Severance Tax.
SUPPORT Executive – Oil and Gas Well Plugging (DNRCD15)
SUPPORT Executive – Brine Disposal Requirements (DNRCD30)
SUPPORT Executive – Assignment and Transfer of Oil and Gas Leases (DNRCD25)
OPPOSE Executive + House – Coal Mine Safety Program (DNRCD7). Coal Regulatory Funding – The OEC opposes the Executive proposal (and House acceptance) to fund $2.5M in coal regulatory and mine safety operations with GRF funds and oil and gas severance tax revenues, rather than severance taxes and fees on the coal mining industry.
OPPOSE TENORM Amendment: Executive – Disposal of Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material and Other Material from Horizontal Wells (DNRCD31)
SUPPORT Executive + House – Solid Waste Transfer and Disposal Fees (EPACD2)
SUPPORT Executive + House – Sale of Tires Fee (EPACD1)
SUPPORT House – Funding for Converting School Buses to Alternative Fuels (EPACD12)
SUPPORT Executive + House – Extension of Synthetic Minor Facility Emissions Fees, Water Pollution Control Fees, and Safe Drinking Water Fees (EPACD8)
OPPOSE Executive – Administration of Federal Section 404 Permitting Program for Discharge of Dredged or Fill Material (EPACD9)
Addtional Expert Testimony by Linda Aller
Click below to read OEC’s full testimony.