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Ohio Must Keep Vigilant to Make Sure Destroyed Wetlands and Streams are Being Replaced

By Trent A. Dougherty – Ohio Environmental Law Center Blog – December 13, 2011
The first three installments of the Ohio Environmental Law Center’s Series on the State of Clean Water Act enforcement in Ohio has been focused on the large number of NPDES discharge violations.  Yet, there is another big problem facing the Ohio EPA’s enforcement process – acres of wetlands and thousands of linear feet of streams being filled, requiring mitigation, but mitigation projects not being constructed.   In fact, when we asked Ohio EPA Division of Surface Water management what were the big enforcement issues facing Ohio EPA — lack of mitigation second only to the great number pollutant discharge violations. For full blog post, go to: http://ohioenvirolawcenter.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/ohio-must-keep-vigilent-to-make-sure-destroyed-wetlands-and-streams-are-being-replaced/

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