[Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) and Hypoxia Research and Control Act] “This legislation takes critical steps toward protecting Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Marys from harmful algae that has become an increasing problem for fresh water bodies in our state. For the first time, we will prioritize the protection of Ohio’s fresh bodies of water, which is critical for our tourism and fishing industries. I’m pleased the President has signed this important bill into law, especially after visiting Lake Erie last weekend and meeting with local stakeholders.”
Leadership: Senator Portman sponsored the Drinking Water Protection Act of 2015 to provide for the assessment and management of the risk of algal toxins in drinking water, and the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015. He worked on a bipartisan effort with ocean champion Senator Jeanne Shaheen to introduce the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act. The bill incentivizes the use of energy efficiency technologies, such as insulation, lighting, HVAC, and appliance refits, in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Rob believes in an energy policy that develops all domestic forms of fuel and energy, fosters renewed investment in research, development and infrastructure, and encourages conservation. He is also an advocate for clean energy industries in Ohio, including the nuclear power industry, wind, hydro, and solar power generation, and clean coal processes. Senator Portman also sponsored the Global Conservation Act and the Tropical Forest Conservation Reauthorization Act of 2015. He co-sponsored the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014, and North American Wetlands Conservation Extension Act (NAWCA).
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