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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.

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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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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.

lgae floats in the water at the Maumee Bay State Park marina in Lake Erie in Oregon, Ohio, on Sept. 15, 2017.
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More than $20 million could soon be pumped into projects that help keep Lake Erie clean. Most of that money would help fund equipment that helps limit nutrient runoff from farmland.

But state leaders and environmental advocates say that’s still not good enough.

Drinking Water Safety

Aug 7, 2014

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It's not usually news when Toledo's mayor drinks a glass of water, but on Monday, cameras swarmed as Michael Collins took a swig of previously-banned H20. Elevated toxin levels, likely from algae blooms, prompted a recent do-not-drink advisory, and this hour we'll look at what caused the problem, and we'll look at the health of Ohio's lakes.

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Farm Runoff and Ohio's Waterways

May 9, 2014

10:00 Ann and her guests are live this hour from the Chadwick Arboretum Plant Sale! Spring is when local farms kick into high gear, but the runoff from fertilizers can create big problems for Ohio's waterways. Just last year, some of Ohio's beaches were closed due to high algae levels. We'll talk about how industries and individuals can embrace lower-impact agriculture. Guests