Ohio Environmental Council Statehouse Debate Over Congressional Redistricting Gets Heated By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 31, 2018 Ohio Public Radio An Ohio Senate committee is considering a congressional redistricting plan devised by legislative leaders. Environmentalists, Industry Praise Bill To Cap 'Orphan Wells' By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 25, 2018 Wall Street Journal An environmental group and an oil and gas industry lobbying group are praising a bill approved by the Ohio House to streamline the process of capping 600 old, unused wells that lack owners. Ballot Board Approves Congressional Redistricting Proposal By Ohio Public Radio • May 31, 2017 Ohio Public Radio The Ohio Ballot Board has certified as a single issue a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way Ohio draws congressional districts. AG Approves Summary Of Congressional Redistricting Proposal By Associated Press • May 23, 2017 fairdistrictsohio.org The Ohio Attorney General's office has approved the petition summary submitted by the group behind a ballot proposal to change the way the state's congressional districts are drawn. AG Rejects Language In Congressional Redistricting Ballot Proposal By Associated Press • May 5, 2017 fairdistrictsohio.org The Ohio Attorney General's office has rejected the initial summary language for a ballot proposal changing the way congressional districts are drawn. Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Fracking In Wayne National Forest By Associated Press • May 3, 2017 buckeyeforestcouncil.org The Sierra Club, the Ohio Environmental Council and the Center for Biological Diversity have filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans to allow fracking in the Wayne National Forest. Executive Order Could Impact Buffalo Soldiers Monument In Ohio By Jim Letizia • Apr 26, 2017 oppf.org President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today calling for a review of all federal lands hosting national monuments designated since 1996. Columbus Complies With State Requirement To Map Locations Of Lead Pipes By Associated Press, Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • Mar 9, 2017 columbus.gov/utilities The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says half of the state's public drinking water systems are in danger of missing a deadline requiring them to map out their lead pipes. Environmental Group Threatens Legal Action Over Leasing Of Wayne National Forest Land For Fracking By Associated Press • Dec 19, 2016 theoec.org The Ohio Environmental Council plans to challenge the leasing of land in the Wayne National Forest to oil-and-gas drilling companies. Environmental Groups Voice Hope For Green Legislation By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 28, 2015 Environmental advocates are weighing in on what they’d like to see accomplished at the Statehouse this year. Toledo Crisis Prompts Debate On Algae In Public Water System By Andy Chow & Ohio Public Radio • Aug 15, 2014 Ohio Public Radio Debate continues on how to best cut down on how to cut down on toxins from algae blooms that get into public water systems. Pipeline Crack Led To Oil Leak At Nature Preserve By Jim Letizia • Mar 21, 2014 rt.com Colerain Township fire officials say a 5-inch oil pipeline crack caused more than 10 thousand gallons of crude to leak into Oak Glen Nature Preserve. Document Shows Influence Oil And Gas Drillers Have On State Lawmakers, Policy By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Feb 18, 2014 An environmental group has discovered a controversial plan by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. ODNR Considers Need For More Oil And Gas Well Inspectors By Ohio Public Radio • Nov 18, 2013 Ohio Department of Natural Resources Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment. Advocates Debate Coal Industry’s Possible Influence On Ohio EPA By Ohio Public Radio • Aug 20, 2013 A top environmental watchdog for the state says pressure from the coal industry played a role in his resignation. Controversial Coalition Touts Fracking Consensus; Faces Critics By Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen • Mar 28, 2013 For the past week, a new coalition of environmentalists, energy companies, drillers, and philanthropic groups has been touting itself as a breakthrough….in forging agreement over the controversial natural gas drilling technique called fracking.