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FWAP Attorney Opposes OEPA’s Plan to Issue General Permits

FWAP Attorney Opposes OEPA’s Plan to Issue General Permits

I offer the following comments on behalf of the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP). We comment upon the proposed “general permit” regulations for compressor equipment and facilities related to the natural gas pipeline industry. FWAP asks that you do not finalize these proposed permits, as they will have a tremendously negative effect on public health and the environment. On a micro scale, compressor stations are terrible for communities and cause a plethora of health problems. On a macro scale and in light of the recent Paris Climate Treaty, streamlining these stations will help to further the proliferation of greenhouse gases and add to global warming.

Front Line Groups React to Coast Guard Decision to Deregulate Fracking Waste Shipments on Nation’s Waterways

Front Line Groups React to Coast Guard Decision to Deregulate Fracking Waste Shipments on Nation’s Waterways

For immediate Release                                                                                                    February 24, 2016 Contact: Teresa Mills, Buckeye Forest Council, teresa@buckeyeforestcouncil.org, (614) 539-1471 Terry Lodge, tjlodge50@yahoo.com Robin Blakeman, OVEC, rbrobinjh@gmail.com (304) 840-4877 Lea Harper, FWAP,...

SEC Asked To Investigate Greenhunter Resources

SEC Asked To Investigate Greenhunter Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  (Grand Rapids, OH) FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) has filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an investigation of GreenHunter Resources, Inc.’s statements to potential investors and current shareholders that the company currently is legally empowered to ship via barge on the Ohio River the...

Letter to the Editor: Guernsey County Commissioners Asked to Refuse “Brine” Spreading

Letter to the Editor: Guernsey County Commissioners Asked to Refuse “Brine” Spreading

On May 6 at 9:30 am the Guernsey County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the Kimble Company’s proposal to spread “brine” on the roads of Guernsey County for “ice and dust control.” What most people do not know is not only that the Kimble Company of Dover engages in conventional drilling, but also in waste...

Water Protection Groups Go On Offensive Against Unregulated Radioactive Fracking Waste Facilities

Water Protection Groups Go On Offensive Against Unregulated Radioactive Fracking Waste Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015 Grand Rapids, Ohio – Two organizations devoted to protecting water sources from dangerous oil and gas industry activity have filed a key motion in an Ohio court, challenging oil and gas waste disposal practices. On Friday, February 27, 2015, Food & Water Watch and the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) filed a...

Behind the Rhetoric of the Toledo Water Crisis

Behind the Rhetoric of the Toledo Water Crisis

After over 400,000 people were without safe drinking water for over two days in one of Ohio’s largest cities, did anyone feel any better after Governor Kasich’s statement during his obligatory visit to Toledo: “What’s more important than water? Water’s about life.” Plain, simple, true, and grossly misleading. Because those who know the facts of what is...