According to legislators, they will take more definitive actions in 2015 to address toxic algae at Lake Erie. Earlier, environmentalists expected a special bill to address the issue, but the Ohio House and Senate did not pass the House Bill 490 in 2014. The bill could ban the process of putting fertilizer and manure on frozen ground in the Western Basin.
According to reports, phosphorous feeds the lake's algae, that has affected the Western Basin of the lake during the summer and fall since last 12 years. The algae can make people sick and threaten Lake Erie's tourism industry.