“Ohio Wants To Put Lake Erie On A New, Strict Pollution Diet”

“TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio wants to put Lake Erie on a new, stricter pollution diet to fight back against the toxic algae blooms that have flourished for more than a decade, environmental regulators said Thursday.

The state plans to establish tougher regulations on runoff that’s feeding the outbreaks by limiting how much of the pollution is allowed to flow into the lake’s western end, Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency said.

It’s a significant shift in Ohio’s strategy to clean up the lake and comes after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine committed to spending $172 million over the next two years on a more comprehensive effort to clean up the shallowest of the Great Lakes.”

John Seewer reports for the Associated Press February 13, 2020.