For more than a decade, algal blooms have turned many Ohio waterways into thick, green mush, choking fish and turning the water toxic to humans. Runoff from farm fields is the biggest culprit.
Governor John Kasich signed an executive order earlier this month to help regulate the runoff, but a panel appointed by the governor himself has sidelined the order, calling instead for further study.
Join us today for a conversation on agricultural and algal pollution in Ohio lakes as we broadcast live from the Ohio State Fair.
- Andy Chow, reporter/producer, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
- Jeffrey Reutter, PhD, former director, Ohio State University Ohio Sea Grant College Program; chair of the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio
- Joe Logan, president of the Ohio Farmers Union