Ohio Environmental Protection Agency


President Trump's federal budget proposal includes a 31 percent cut to  the U.S. EPA.


The Ohio EPA says nearly all of the state's public drinking water systems have turned in maps showing the locations of lead pipes.


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. 

State of Ohio

Democratic State Representative John Boccieri is calling for better support for local communities dealing with lead contamination in their water supplies.

A former Ohio Environmental Protection Agency supervisor who appealed her firing over the handling of lead in the village of Sebring's drinking water has been rehired in a new job with the agency.


State lawmakers are considering leglislation consolidating oversight of efforts to battle toxic algae in Lake Erie.


Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered the creation of a hotline for oil-and-gas emergencies, and authorized two state departments to start setting it up.


Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams.

The Ohio EPA is proposing an overhaul of how the state and cities deal with lead in drinking water, including speeding up public notifications.

Ohio's environmental regulators are unlikely to allow a federal agency to begin dumping sediment from Cleveland's shipping channels into Lake Erie. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fired two employees and demoted a third over their handling of lead contamination in Sebring's drinking water.

Recent lead contamination in water systems in Sebring, Ohio and  Flint, Michigan, are prompting Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio to co-sponsor legislation aimed at alerting communities faster when their water supply is contaminated.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to sell more than 48.4 million dollars in limited and unlimited tax bonds.

The Ohio EPA and Department of Natural Resources are fining an international oil and gas company more than 200 thousand dollars for a malfunction and fire at a fracking well in Monroe County in 2014 that killed thousands of fish and forced the temporary evacuation of some residents.


The Ohio EPA says operators of a fracking waste injection well in Vienna Township where two thousand gallons were spilled in April must submit a cleanup plan by the end of the day today.


Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to launch a 43 million dollar biosolids disposal project.

Columbus City Council last night approved a new contract that requires more money be spent to clean up Saunders Park on the Near East Side.

Court Rules EPA Restrictions On Miners Not Legal

Jan 26, 2015

The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals has dismissed certain restrictions placed on coal miners operating in wetlands, ruling they are not based in law. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans to take soil samples from nine more homes near the closed Saunders Park on the East side.

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials have found high levels of toxins in the soil of homes located near a former fertilizer plant on the near East side.