SPEAKER HOUSEHOLDER AND MINORITY LEADER SYKES COMMIT TO INVESTING IN CLEAN WATER AND OHIO’S ENVIRONMENT WITH HB7
House Bill 7 establishes the H2Ohio Endowment Board to oversee state funds for water quality improvement projects to protect Ohioans.
COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Environmental Council Action Fund applauded Speaker of the House Larry Householder and House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes and Joint Sponsors Representatives Ghanbari and Patterson for introducing HB 7 to establish a state trust to fund water quality improvement projects that will invest more in Ohio's environment, creating a healthier future for Ohioans. The following statement can be attributed in whole, or in part, to Pete Bucher, Water Resources Director:
“This structure will allow for Ohio to have a long term source of funding to implement water improvement projects in addition to the Governor’s proposal to apply general state funds through H2Ohio. This is a creative approach that signifies the important role our waterways play in our public health, manufacturing, recreation and tourism here in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.”
The OEC Action Fund works for pragmatic solutions to keep Ohio clean and beautiful, and our communities safe. We fight for clean air and water, clean energy, and protected public lands.