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The state is calling for new farm fertilizer runoff limits for western Lake Erie to combat toxic algae blooms. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says heavy rains this spring make it more likely western Lake Erie will see another significant algae bloom later this year. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine proposes spending nearly one billion dollars to combat toxic algae in Lake Erie and protect the state's other waterways. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced plans to increase funding to fight algae growth in Lake Erie in his upcoming state budget proposal. 

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Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent toxic algae blooms in the western Lake Erie basin each summer.  

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A state panel is again delaying Ohio Governor John Kasich's plan to reduce the farm fertilizer runoff feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms. 

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A federal judge in Ohio has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take stronger action on Lake Erie's ongoing toxic algae problem. 

The vague warning jolted citizens in and around Salem, Oregon to attention on May 29.

"Civil Emergency in this area until 1128PM," read the text message alert. "Prepare for action."

It was a ham-handed message — one that left some wondering if an attack was imminent. In fact, the danger officials wanted to warn them about wasn't coming from the sky.

It was coming from their taps.

Runoff Regulations For Farm Fertilizers Delayed

Jul 19, 2018

A panel largely appointed by Republican Governor John Kasich has delayed immediate action on his executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.  

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Farmers are criticizing Ohio Governor John Kasich’s executive order to implement tougher regulations on farm fertilizer runoff.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers are forecasting a smaller algae bloom in the western Lake Erie basin this summer than last. 

A new Ohio EPA report finds the phosphorous and nitrogen feeding Lake Erie's toxic algae blooms have not clearly decreased over the past five years, despite recent voluntary efforts to reduce agriculture runoff and other sources.

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. EPA to get to work on stopping the growth of  future algae blooms in Lake Erie.  

The State of Ohio has issued an updated plan to sharply reduce the phosphorous that feeds algae blooms in Lake Erie, but some environmental groups say it lacks direction about what to do next.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

An Associated Press investigation finds toxic algae blooms have become a serious hazard in all 50 states, making people sick, killing animals and harming the economy.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law legislation consolidating oversight of the work being done to reduce the phosphorous feeding harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie.

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Environmental regulators who pledged to drastically cut what's feeding the toxic algae in Lake Erie will consolidate state oversight of the work to help make sure money is well spent and research isn't overlapping.

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Ohio agencies will spend the next year examining hotspots contributing to Lake Erie's algae blooms and developing a monitoring network.

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State lawmakers are considering leglislation consolidating oversight of efforts to battle toxic algae in Lake Erie.

A voluntary program that trains agricultural retailers how to reduce farm runoff that feeds harmful algae is being expanded across all of Ohio.

In 2015 Ohio, Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario pledged to seek a 40 percent reduction in phosphorous runoff into Lake Erie within a decade.

A Michigan State University  faculty member is working with a Columbus company to develop a new method of removing phosphorous from wastewater.