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Statement of OEC deputy director Jack Shaner on Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine Lawsuit filed on behalf of Ohio EPA against U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Jack Shaner, April 7, 2015

“We applaud Gov. Kasich for fighting back against the Army Corps’ attempt to take the Cleveland area hostage on the issue of open-lake disposal.  The Army Corps is obligated to pay for the safe disposal of the toxic Cuyahoga River sediments that it dredges. The ultimatum issued by the Corps – that Cleveland choose either environmental safety or economic security, but not both – is unlawful and unjust.  The OEC fully supports the Kasich Administration’s legal challenge.”