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Ohio EPA: Draft plan issued to cut phosphorus in Lake Erie

Tuesday, May 31, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency last week released a draft of the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement Implementation Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 percent by 2025.

"The draft is Ohio’s plan for implementing the Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, signed last June by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, with Michigan and Ontario, with a goal of reducing phosphorus loading to Lake Erie by 20 percent by 2020 and 40 percent by 2025. The plan gives Ohio a two-year jump start on U.S. EPA’s and Environment and Climate Change Canada’s deadline to develop a state Domestic Action Plan required under the bi-national Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement..."

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