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A 600 mile long algae bloom on the Ohio River in 2015.
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Nearly $600,000 in federal grant money is on its way to improve the early warning system for algal blooms in Lake Erie. The funding will be used to upgrade data gathering and public access to what’s learned.

Aerial Associates Photography, Inc. by Zachary Haslick / NOAA

Gov. John Kasich is fighting for his clean Lake Erie initiative, which includes tougher regulations on Ohio’s number one industry. As Kasich argues, his proposed rules on fertilizer is in everyone’s best interest.

Ohio Commission Delays Vote To Tighten Fertilizer Rules

Jul 20, 2018
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A panel largely appointed by Republican Gov. John Kasich has delayed immediate action on his executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

tractor in farm field
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Farmers are firing back at Gov. John Kasich’s executive order to implement tougher regulations on fertilizer and other farm runoff. The administration says these new requirements will help keep nutrients from polluting Lake Erie. But farmers argue this creates mandates for a problem they’re already trying to fix.

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It’s been years in the making, but this month plans for a Lake Erie wind farm took a step, or at least a half-step, forward.

tractor in farm field
Jean Beaufort / Public Domain Pictures

The timing of Gov. John Kasich’s executive order for more urgent protection of Lake Erie from agricultural runoff may be especially bad for Ohio farmers.

A docked boat is reflected in the algae-covered water of Lake Erie's Maumee Bay in Oregon, Ohio in this Sept. 15, 2017, file photo.
Paul Sancya / Associated Press

Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order that could end up creating new regulations on fertilizer used by farms in the western basin of Lake Erie, which he says it will help stop toxic algae blooms from developing.

The lighthouse on Lake Erie in Lorain, Ohio at sunset.
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A long-running project to build a wind farm in Lake Erie has won approval from the staff of a state board overseeing electric facilities.

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Lisa Kenion lives in Euclid, Ohio, right off of Lake Erie. She’s a member of the Moss Point Beach Club, a neighborhood with a private little patch of lakefront property.

An algae bloom was identified in Lake Erie’s central basin this week, causing increased testing and increased caution at Cleveland’s beaches.

Toxin concentrations were high only one day last week. On Friday, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District detected a concentration of 10ppb (parts per billion) at Edgewater Beach. Ohio’s recreational threshold is 6ppb.

Tests from the sewer district every day since then have shown low levels.

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