Statement from The Nature Conservancy on the H2Ohio Trust
The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Bill Stanley, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio:
“We are delighted to see the Ohio House of Representatives recognize the critical importance of keeping our lakes, rivers and streams cleaner and our drinking water safer. House Bill 7 sets up the H2Ohio Trust - a perpetual trust fund that will be used to address the ever-increasing problem of harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie, the Ohio River and our inland lakes.
It is vital that we have a sustained, dedicated fund for the protection and restoration of our abundant and irreplaceable freshwater resources - now and for future generations. We urge the Senate to quickly hold hearings on House Bill 7 and to move forward a strong, stable funding mechanism for H2Ohio.”
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