Ohio Environmental Council
Rating: 4.92 stars 13 reviews
Issues: Environment, Water
Location: 1207 Grandview Avenue Ste 201 Columbus OH 43212 USA
Geographic areas served: Ohio
Programs: Program priorities include: --Safeguard Lake Erie and the drinking water supply of over 3 million Ohioans.--Improve air quality by reducing pollution from power plants and dirty diesel buses.--Protect wetlands through our Vernal Pool Monitoring Program and advocating for more protective state wetland rules.--Train watershed groups on technical aspects of the Clean Water Act and fundraising techniques to enhance local river protection efforts. --Reform Ohio's landfill laws to better protect communities and the environment. --Promote sustainable agriculture and fight air and water pollution from factory farms.
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I recently contacted the OEC for information about hydraulic fracturing in the state of Ohio. They were quick to respond and I was able to speak at length with Trent Dougherty, their legal affairs director. He was very knowledgeable and helpful and gave me a great deal of background on both the legal framework for fracking, and the current situation in the state of Ohio. I also spoke to Jack Shaner, director of legislative affairs, who filled me in on the latest news from the Ohio legislature. I found the information that I received to be very helpful. The OEC does its homework and has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader in helping to protect Ohio's environment. I believe that the OEC is an essential environmental resource for all Ohioans.
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