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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...

FWAP Makes Appeal to Conservancy Court

FWAP Makes Appeal to Conservancy Court

Lea Harper, Managing Director of FreshWater Accountability Project, addressed the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s Annual Meeting of the Conservancy Court, the overseeing body of the conservancy, in another attempt to convince the district that they should not be selling massive quantities of water to be destroyed to support a temporary, toxic...

Property Owners Organizing Against Conservancy District

Property Owners Organizing Against Conservancy District

April 21, 2014 — The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Board Meeting held last Friday, April 18, 2014, provided another stunning example of how the conservancy district is allowed to tax property owners in the district without accountability to respond to their concerns, represent their best interests and “conserve.” The MWCD is a large political...

Updated Numbers Show Water Destruction From Fracking Increasing

Updated Numbers Show Water Destruction From Fracking Increasing

Ted Auch has responded to FWAP’s questions regarding more details from his previous study. Added recycled and freshwater trend as well. But you should basically disregard the early 16% recycled water average as it is an average of very few data and really industry is sticking around 7.17-7.27% recycled water although as the average per well number is...

Report Shows We’re Fracking Our Freshwater Future

Report Shows We’re Fracking Our Freshwater Future

The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) focuses on frackings impacts on water supplies. When Ted Auch and Danny Berghoff of the FracTracker Alliance issued a report that estimates a whopping 5.8 billion gallons of freshwater used for fracking per year, it has us asking the question: What the frack are we thinking? Bob Downing from the Akron Beacon Journal...

Muskingum Lawsuit

Muskingum Lawsuit

Co-founder of the FreshWater Accountability Project, Lea Harper, and her husband, Steven Jansto, are suing the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Antero Resources Appalachian, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The MWCD decided to enter into more oil and gas leases with the newer process of horizontal...