Environmental groups petition U.S. EPA for Numeric Nutrient Standards for the Ohio River - After years of little or no progress, the Trump administration has taken the Clean Water Act in the wrong direction. The Ohio River Waterkeeper, Sierra Club and nearly a dozen other water quality organizations are filing this petition on the anniversary … Continue reading Environmental Groups Petition EPA to Clean Up Nutrient Pollution in the Ohio River
Last year ORSANCO proposed to completely eliminate the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards. With your voice and massive public outcry, we defeated the proposal and the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards are still in effect. Now polluters want to make the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards optional. ORSANCO’s 2019 proposal makes the Ohio River’s scientifically established pollution limits, … Continue reading Tell ORSANCO the pollution standards for the Ohio River should NOT be optional!
"Saying you want clean water and excluding ephemeral streams is like saying you want universal health care, but you won't cover anyone not named Ken," said Ken Kopocis, who led the Obama EPA's Office of Water.
This year, we nearly lost 70 years of rules that have successfully improved the health of the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, known as ORSANCO, cited redundancy with state and EPA regulations as cause to propose eliminating the Ohio River’s numeric criteria, designated uses, and public input process as part of … Continue reading Public Comments Stop Deregulation of the Ohio River’s Pollution Standards