Good news for Lake Erie! Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed HB 231 yesterday. This terrible bill would have allowed Ohio factories to pull up to 5 million gallons from the lake per day without any oversight whatsoever. The legislature had passed the bill despite warnings from two Republican ex-governors that, among other things, the bill probably violated the Great Lakes Compact.
In vetoing the bill Kasich said, " Lake Erie is an incredible resource that demands our vigilant stewardship to maximize its environmental, recreational and commercial potential for Ohioans."
The Ohio Environmental Council applauded the governor for doing the right thing.
Indeed, he did.