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Frack Waste Facilities – New Studies on Health Impacts & Policy Updates

Frack Waste is Radioactive Monitoring is Sparse (at best) and Likely Inaccurate It is widely known that waste from hydraulic fracturing is radioactive.  In fact, for decades the oil and gas industry has used radioactivity to locate drilling sites.  It is well understood that shale beds deep below the earth’s surface contain radioactive elements that are...

Fracking Industry Destroys Precious FreshWater at Alarming Rates

Our colleagues at Fractracker took the liberty of calculating lateral length for all laterals prior to the Outlaw and Walleye laterals coming online and the average was pretty well distributed but with a mean of 7,452. However, now these two pads between them along with the Outlaw B 3H and 5H, Outlaw C 7H, Outlaw B 5H, Purple Hayes 1H, and Law are all in excess...

Ohio Waste Treatment Facilities Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

Ohio Waste Treatment Facilities Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

(Akron, OH) Yesterday the centralized waste treatment plant owned and operated by Patriot Water Treatment LLC and the city of Warren’s publicly-owned wastewater treatment plant in Trumbull County were sued by the FreshWater Accountability Project (www.FWAP.org) for significant and ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act. Fair Shake Environmental Legal...

FreshWater Accountability Project and Others Ask Army Corps to Revoke Blanket Permit for Rover Pipeline

FreshWater Accountability Project and Others Ask Army Corps to Revoke Blanket Permit for Rover Pipeline

Request comes one week after opponents filed a motion with FERC to halt construction of the controversial gas pipeline Earlier this morning, residents and environmental groups in Michigan and Ohio issued a formal request to the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke its blanket permit for construction of the Rover gas pipeline. In a letter filed with the Buffalo...

FWAP Serves 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Patriot Energy, Alleging Repeated Violations of Clean Water Act

FWAP Serves 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Patriot Energy, Alleging Repeated Violations of Clean Water Act

(Grand Rapids, OH) FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Patriot Energy Partners of Lisbon, Ohio, for repeated violations of permitted discharges under the federal Clean Water Act.