The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
Every time it rains our waterways are threatened by sewage. Hamilton County has more combined sewage overflow points than anywhere else in Ohio and ranks 3rd in the country overall.
The Ohio Chapter Conservation Committee (Cons Com) is comprised of members and activists from across the state working on a variety of state and local environmental issues. The committee prioritizes Chapter conservation work and oversees several issue sub-committees. The Cons Com meets bi-monthly on the same day as the Executive Committee.
Chapter Conservation Committee
Chair – Dave Roseman (staff –)
Agriculture – Tony Szilagye (staff – Matt)
Energy – Dave Simons (staff – Samantha)
Forests – Loraine McCosker & Bob Kyle (staff – )
Fracking – Kathi Scali (staff – Brian)
Nuclear – Pat Marida (staff – Samantha)
Transportation – Chris Curran (staff – )
Water – Jeff Cox (staff – Matt, Amanda)
Chapter Political Chair
Matt Trokan – Interm Manager/Conservation Program Manager – Water
Samantha Allen– Energy, Nuclear
Amanda Keith – Conservation Coordinator – Water
Brian Kunkemoeller – Conservation Coordinator – Fracking,
Appalachia – Loraine McCosker
Central Ohio – David Roseman
Miami – Sam McKinley
Northeast Ohio – Steve McPhee
Portage Trail – JP O’Toole
Salt Springs – George Peya
Western Lake Erie – Kris Moazed
2014 Meeting Schedule:
Meetings are held at the Ohio Chapter office, 131 N. High St., Columbus, OH.