The Ohio EPA's reliability to regulate based on industry funded science has resulted in a state-funded public relation department safeguarding companies on the public dollar. Now, even peer-reviewed science hailed from state universities is being discarded for company research, simply because companies had more dollars to dispose (citing Danielle Ivory's work for The Huffington Post Investigative Fund »
The very real and very scary problems facing Lake Erie are not going anywhere. Agricultural runoff, sloppy development, and invasive species are all contributing to a lake that is filled with toxic chemicals and water that is at times too dangerous to swim in or drink from. This is even more terrifying when you consider that Lake Erie generates nine of the fifteen billion dollars every year in Great Lakes’ annual tourism industry.