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Andy Chow / Ohio Statehouse News Bureau

Environmental advocates say the state’s land, air and water are at risk if  proposed cuts to the U.S. EPA are implemented.

Environmental groups have filed another lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over its decision not to declare the western Lake Erie basin impaired by toxic algae.

The Trump administration wants state and local governments to pay for programs that cleanup polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes.

The U.S. EPA says it won't declare Ohio's western end of Lake Erie impaired by algae blooms.

Environmental advocates have filed a second lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over whether enough is being done to address toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

As part of President Trump's executive order to review "job-killing regulations," the Environmental Protection Agency last month asked for the public's input on what to streamline or cut. It held a series of open-mic meetings and set up a website that has received more than 28,000 comments, many of which urge the agency not to roll back environmental protections.

Several environmental groups in Ohio and Michigan are suing the U.S. EPA for failing to adequately protect Lake Erie from toxic algae blooms.

Demonstrations will be held this weekend in Columbus and nearly 500 other cities around the world to promote awareness of and investments in science. 

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

Ohio Public Radio

The U.S. EPA recently issued its full report on the risks of fracking.

buckeyeforestcouncil.org

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed its offices at the Wayne National Forest to the public through Tuesday, the day it auctions 16 hundred acres for fracking.

thinkprogress.org

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade.

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

great-lakes.net

The U.S. EPA says nearly 80 billion dollars in infrastructure improvements are needed over the next 20 years to reduce sewage overflows and protect drinking water in the Great Lakes region.

Business, government and environmental activists are asking authorities to take more steps to protect the health of Lake Erie. Jim Letizia reports.  

Associated Press

The U.S. EPA has issued its sweeping strategy to scale back on climate change.

The U.S. EPA has finalized it's rule defining which streams and wetlands should be protected under the Clean Water Act.

Federal researchers are developing an early warning system for toxic algae blooms.

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U.S. EPA data shows toxic emissions in central Ohio are declining.

Standards For Posting Beach Warnings Under Debate

Jul 1, 2014

Federal and state officials are clashing over standards for warning the public about water contamination at the nation's beaches.

Many utility companies and other businesses are critical of the Obama administration's recently-announced goal of cutting carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels over the next 16 years.

Ohio lawmakers are expected to quickly take action on legislation intended to limit the impact of federal plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030. 

Eight Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require Ohio and eight other upwind states to cut emissions of harmful pollutants.

Ohio groups are sounding off in reaction to President Obama’s call for reduced carbon emissions from new power plants.

Families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a  cancer cluster in Clyde want to meet with the new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

Fifteen teachers from five states - including Ohio - are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The U.S. EPA is investigating the cause of a January chemical emergency at an Auglaize County well facility and asking why an inventory of the facility's chemicals wasn't available to local safety authorities.

President Obama's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cleared one procedural hurdle, but another remains.

New Ballast Water Requirements

Mar 29, 2013

The U.S. EPA has issued new requirements for cleansing ballast water dumped from ships, which scientists believe has brought invasive species that damage ecosystems and cost the economy billions of dollars.

Great Lakes Advisory Board Members Selected

Mar 15, 2013

The U.S. EPA has selected the members of the Great Lakes Advisory Board.

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