Ohio EPA http://wyso.org en EPA Begins Toxic Vapor Sampling In Riverside http://wyso.org/post/epa-begins-toxic-vapor-sampling-riverside <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:36:19 +0000 Lewis Wallace 43516 at http://wyso.org EPA Begins Toxic Vapor Sampling In Riverside Environmental Advocates, Lawmakers Want Answers On EPA Chief Resignation http://wyso.org/post/environmental-advocates-lawmakers-want-answers-epa-chief-resignation <p>The Ohio EPA official who recently resigned is serving the last day of his tenure Friday. George Elmaraghy sent a letter in August telling employees the Kasich administration wanted him gone due to pressure from the coal industry. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow has been following the story and spoke to Emily McCord for PoliticsOhio.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Emily McCord: Bring us up to speed on the situation surround George Elmaraghy’s resignation in August.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:37:21 +0000 Emily McCord 39195 at http://wyso.org Environmental Advocates, Lawmakers Want Answers On EPA Chief Resignation Environmental Groups Call for Audit of Ohio EPA Permits http://wyso.org/post/environmental-groups-call-audit-ohio-epa-permits <p>The Sierra Club and the Ohio Environmental Council want federal agents to take a closer look at the permits distributed by the Ohio EPA to coal companies and the relationship between the two entities.</p><h2>Their call for an audit comes in light of the recent resignation of the Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water chief.</h2><p>The chief, George Elmaraghy, said in an email to his staff last month that he was forced to resign by Governor John Kasich and Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally due to pressure from the coal industry.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:35:00 +0000 Andy Chow (Ohio Public Radio) 39047 at http://wyso.org Ohio EPA To Study Stillwater River Watershed http://wyso.org/post/ohio-epa-study-stillwater-river-watershed <p>Ohio environmental officials will begin studying the Stillwater River watershed this year to monitor the quality of the river that passes through parts of Ohio and Indiana.</p><p>The state scenic river is part of the Great Miami River watershed. It flows 67 miles from its headwaters in Indiana and northern Darke County in western Ohio through Miami County to the Great Miami River in Dayton.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 35831 at http://wyso.org