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Speaker Batchelder Releases Statement on Lake Erie Algae Issue

August 7, 2014
Republican Newsroom

COLUMBUS—Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder (R-Medina) today released the following statement regarding the Lake Erie algae issue and the steps that are being taken in the Ohio House:

“Given the recent events in Toledo, it has become even more evident that we must thoughtfully continue to work toward a solution to the water quality and algae conditions impacting Lake Erie. Based on his steadfast leadership and diverse knowledge on agricultural and environmental issues, I have tasked Chairman Dave Hall with studying this issue further through the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. His guidance on recent water quality legislation, natural resources policy, and his continued work on the Mid-Biennium Review agriculture and environment component, allows him to be ideal for leading the research and discussion that is necessary to resolve this complicated issue. I’m certain that the members of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committee will thoughtfully build upon the efforts underway and continue working with the Administration, House members and Senate members in proactively reviewing this matter further.”