TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are moving closer to agreeing on a plan to fight the toxic algae in Lake Erie.
But there's still a sticking point when it comes to dealing with farmers and livestock manure.
This all comes after the Ohio House made changes two weeks ago to the plan. Those changes would allow farmers to avoid penalties if they violate a proposed ban on applying manure on frozen or rain-soaked fields.
Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has called for the ban as one way to reduce the pollutants feeding the algae.