- Written by Kelly Kaczala
- April 16, 2016
- On April 5, State Rep. Michael Sheehy (D-Oregon) urged Gov. John Kasich to address the ongoing water quality issues affecting Toledo and the Lake Erie basin in his State of the State address scheduled for the following day, April 6.
“Last year, Governor Kasich failed to mention the ongoing water quality challenges faced by communities in Northwest Ohio,” said Sheehy. “The work accomplished with Senate Bill 1 to address these issues was a step in the right direction, but the state must take additional and immediate action to protect the drinking water of millions of Ohioans. I urge the governor to lay out his plan to protect Lake Erie and the Ohioans who depend upon it. We cannot afford to risk another water crisis.”
Kasich again failed to mention ongoing water quality issues in Toledo and the Lake Erie basin in his address, much to Sheehy’s dismay, though the governor did note that the state has already spent “more than three and a half billion dollars to improve water quality from Lake Erie to the Ohio River.”