TOLEDO, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants Ohio to do another review of Lake Erie to determine whether it should be declared impaired by toxic algae blooms that have become a recurring threat in recent summers. The agency in a letter to Ohio’s environmental director said it was reversing an earlier decision that had agreed with the state’s…
Sportsmen ask legislators to slow down, look for middle ground.
Stepp will oversee environmental protection laws and regulations in the region that includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
The groups want the EPA to declare that the western end of the lake is impaired by the algae that’s a threat to drinking water and fish. Such a designation could lead to stricter pollution controls.