Do you enjoy the summer butterflies? Well, as these pollinator populations dwindle, the OhioDepartment of Agriculture and Wayne National Forest are planning to spray a dangerous insecticide called BtK all over Ohio to decrease the Gypsy Moth, a non-native moth that impacts trees through eating of leaves. Unfortunately, BtK doesn’t just kill the Gypsy Moth – it could wipe out every type of butterfly or moth it touches. Read More
The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.
Keep Radioactive Fracking Waste out of Ohio’s Landfills
May 21st, 2013
The fracking industry has a problem – it generates toxic, radioactive waste in the forms of mud from drilling, and liquid from the chemical cocktails used to get fossil fuels from deep underground – and they don’t know where to put it.
Right now, ODNR is working to include language in the state budget that would allow fracking waste to be blended with dirt and used as “daily cover” in Ohio’s landfills. We know enough about Ohio’s poor reputation for landfills to be sure that this is not the answer.
This fall, the Ohio legislature will be reviewing landfill regulations. This review – not the budget – is the right time to make appropriate amendments that do the right thing to keep radioactive waste out of landfills.