Advocacy groups: EPA not doing enough to protect Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Environmental advocates who sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because they believe not enough is being done to address the toxic algae problem in Lake Erie said they think the agency's response to the suit only bolsters their argument.

  • Written by By JOHN SEEWER , Associated Press

In Ohio, overdose deaths soared even with ad campaign


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anti-opioid abuse campaigns have targeted Ohio communities for years even as drug overdose deaths continue to soar in the hard-hit state. The effectiveness of such campaigns is under scrutiny as President Donald Trump proposes a "massive advertising campaign" as part of his administration's response to the opioid epidemic killing thousands annually.

  • Written by By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , Associated Press

Company says it knew about oil pipeline damage 3 years ago

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The company that operates twin oil pipelines in a Great Lakes waterway said Friday it knew three years ago that protective coating had been damaged in one area but didn't inform regulators, an acknowledgment that drew sharp criticism from Michigan officials.

  • Written by By JOHN FLESHER , AP Environmental Writer

Ohio ballot fight over drug prices sees $50M in spending

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of a fall ballot issue in Ohio aimed at lowering what the state pays for drugs have been outspent by the pharmaceutical industry-funded opposition by nearly 4-1.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press