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Kasich Signs Overhaul Of Ohio Lake Erie Commission

Jul 10, 2017

Credit lakeerie.ohio.gov

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law legislation consolidating oversight of the work being done to reduce the phosphorous feeding harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

The measure puts the Ohio Lake Erie Commission in charge of efforts to reach the state's goal of a 40 percent reduction of phosphorus entering western Lake Erie within the next 10 years. The commission will be responsible for ensuring money for algae-reduction efforts is well spent and research doesn't overlap. The measure also paves the way to find new uses for tons of sediment dredged from shipping channels along the lake.