environmental protection

Feds and states not taking radioactivity from fracking seriously, environmental group says

BY: - July 27, 2021

Fracking might be an economic boon to some landowners in depressed sections of Eastern Ohio, Western Pennsylvania and much of West Virginia. But federal and state officials are doing little to protect citizens from the radiation hazards posed by the process, a new report says. For example, a solution containing substances such as Radium-226 in […]

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On environmental protection, Biden’s election will mean a 180-degree turn from Trump policies

BY: - November 13, 2020

The Trump administration has waged what I and many other legal experts view as an all-out assault on the nation’s environmental laws for the past four years. Decisions at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department and other agencies have weakened the guardrails that protect our nation’s air, water and public lands, and have sided […]

Proposed law would renew funding to clean, redevelop industrial sites

BY: - May 28, 2020

A proposal put forward Tuesday by two Ohio House Republicans would renew a source of funding to clean and reuse abandoned industrial sites known as “brownfields.” The program, known as the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund, has existed for almost 20 years. But it hasn’t been funded since 2013, when state revenue from liquor sales was […]

Man fishing on Cuyahoga River with Cleveland in background

Critics slam Trump attempt to overhaul bedrock environmental law

BY: - February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON — Concerned citizens and environmental activists from around the country traveled to the nation’s capital on Tuesday to blast the Trump administration’s plans to overhaul one of the nation’s bedrock environmental policy laws at a rare public hearing with administration officials. President Donald Trump last month unveiled a massive rewrite of the regulations associated […]