One of offshore wind power's best hopes is fading on Lake Erie Public Radio International (7/16) In recent years, an offshore project was abandoned in New York; Pennsylvania has focused on natural gas as an energy source; and in Michigan the legislature introduced a bill to prohibit issuing permits for offshore wind turbines. For years, efforts to install wind turbines off Cape Cod in the Atlantic have also faced strong opposition. But recently, plans for a proposed wind farm near Cleveland on Lake Erie looked promising.
COMMENTARY: Senator concerned about Lake Erie The Toledo Blade (7/1) There was no place for clearly drawn party lines, no entrenched camps of opposing philosophical viewpoints, and no polarizing political postures evident early Saturday evening when U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) spoke to a group focused only on the health of Lake Erie.
General Resources Ohio Great Lakes Commission Since 1955, Ohio has been a valued member of the Great Lakes Commission.
Ohio Governor Profile Council of Great Lakes Governors Includes biography, inaugural address, State of the State address and related links.
Ohio Sea Grant College Program Uses research, education, and outreach efforts to enhance use and improve management of this nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources.
State of Ohio Government A starting point to guide you to the many resources available from Ohio's state agencies, departments and other governmental branches.
Economy Ohio Economic Profile Northeast-Midwest Institute The Northeast-Midwest Institute provides a variety of economic data about the state, including unemployment rate, per-capita income, gross state product, exports, government spending, demographics and more.
Environment Cuyahoga River (OH) American Heritage Rivers The American Heritage Rivers Initiative, established by an Executive Order in September 1997, is a program to help communities restore and revitalize waters and waterfronts.
Lake Erie Coastal Resources Inventory Ohio Coastal Management Program This web site is one element of Ohio's effort to increase our capabilities in applying geographically referenced information to support planning, environmental assessment and decision making about Lake Erie and its coastal region.
Ohio Coastal Management Program Ohio Department of Natural Resources Designated in 1997, the OCMP integrates management of Ohio's Lake Erie coastal resources, controls activities that affect them, and fosters their sustainable use for the benefit of all citizens of the state. Learn about the OCMP's latest initiatives, including the Kelleys Island Underwater Preserve planning team.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The Ohio EPA is a trusted leader and environmental steward using innovation, quality service, and public involvement
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Ohio Lake Erie Commission Established in 1990 to help preserve Lake Erie's natural resources, protect the quality of waters and ecosystems, and promote economic development of the region.
Stone Laboratory at Gibraltar Island Ohio State University Sea Grant Located on Lake Erie’s Gibraltar Island, the Lab provides summer college courses, science workshops, and a year-round research facility.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.