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GLIN==> Conservation groups to call for Ohio DNR to force FirstEnergy Corp. to compensate public

Ohio Environmental Council
1207 Grandview Avenue, Suite 201           (614) 487-7506
Columbus, Ohio 43212                                     www.theOEC.org

For Immediate Release                                                                            Contact: Kristy Meyer
March 2, 2009                                                                                         (614) 487-7506  (office)
                                                                                                                  (614) 638-8948  (cell)
1:30 p.m. Teleconference Today
·        Conservation groups to call for Ohio DNR to force FirstEnergy to compensate public for the loss of millions of fish killed each year at Bay Shore power plant near Toledo on Lake Erie
·        Groups want State to treat utility giant the same as any angler or commercial fisherman who exceeds their daily catch limit
Teleconference Details
WHO:                    Sandy Bihn, Director, Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association
                              Kristy Meyer, Director of Agricultural & Clean Water Programs, Ohio Environmental Council
WHAT:                  - Findings of Ohio EPA report on power plant that kills more fish than all other Ohio power  plants combined
                              - Call for Ohio DNR to make FirstEnergy compensate the public for massive taking of wildlife
WHEN:                  1:30 today, March 2, 2009
WHERE/HOW:     Call: (847) 944-7661    Passcode: 26544956
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Kristy Meyer, M.S.
Director of Agricultural & Clean Water Programs 
The Ohio Environmental Council
1207 Grandview Ave., Ste. 201
Columbus, OH 43212
P. (614) 487-7506
F. (614) 487-7510
E. kristy@theOEC.org

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