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In this Aug. 3, 2014, file photo, an algae bloom covers Lake Erie near the City of Toledo water intake crib about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio (Associated Press file photo).
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Environmentalists sue EPA to designate Ohio’s portion of Lake Erie ‘impaired’

CLEVELAND — “Advocacy groups are challenging the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to accept Ohio’s assertion that its portion of Lake Erie does not meet the definition of impaired waters. The Ohio EPA did not include the state’s open waters on a list of impaired waterways when it submitted the […]

Craig Butler
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Gov. Kasich to name Craig Butler Interim Director of Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

COLUMBUS — “Today Gov. John R. Kasich will appoint Craig Butler interim director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency after Scott Nally announced his resignation from the agency to pursue other opportunities. ‘I am grateful for Scott’s service to the state and wish him well in his next endeavor,’ said […]

‘If it’s 80 on one, and I’m the one, bet on me’ — Ohio EPA chief
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‘If it’s 80 on one, and I’m the one, bet on me’ — Ohio EPA chief

COLUMBUS — “Ohio EPA’s relationship with environmentalists and U.S. EPA, though, has had a long and troubled history in large part because of its coal production and manufacturing history. Tensions came to a boil starting in 1997 when Ohio Citizen Action, along with other environmental groups, filed a petition calling […]

Battle Raging Over Office of Environmental Quality
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Battle Raging Over Office of Environmental Quality

CINCINNATI, OH — “Among a standing-room-only crowd at a former Catholic church in South Cumminsville, a swath of green t-shirts materialized Aug. 16 on residents opposing a budget proposal that would dismantle Cincinnati’s Office of Environmental Quality (OEQ). The public hearing of City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee began with […]

U.S. EPA and Justice Department weigh in on key Ohio Clean Air Act enforcement case
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U.S. EPA and Justice Department weigh in on key Ohio Clean Air Act enforcement case

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice have filed a “friend of the court” brief in an important Ohio environmental enforcement case. The case, filed by the Sierra Club and several citizens against the Ohio EPA, says that Ohio EPA violated federal law by ignoring the state’s […]

US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards
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US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards

COLUMBUS — “The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Heartland Refinery in Columbus with one alleged serious safety violation for failing to control the release of flammable liquids and vapors resulting in a July 17, 2010, fire at the facility. The refinery also has been […]

Editorial: Polluters of all sizes should be treated same
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Editorial: Polluters of all sizes should be treated same

WILLOUGHBY — “When it comes to doing business, everyone prefers — and respects having — a level playing field. And in Ohio, it appears as though the playing field may soon be leveled with regard to businesses and air pollution. A federal judge ruled last week that Ohio environmental regulators […]

Federal judge rules Ohio EPA in violation of Clean Air Act
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Federal judge rules Ohio EPA in violation of Clean Air Act

COLUMBUS — “In a significant environmental decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Abel ruled yesterday that Ohio EPA has violated the Federal Clean Air Act by failing to require the use of ‘best available technology’ for thousands of air pollution sources in Ohio. Judge Abel’s ruling reversed a decision he had […]