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Fracking Conference at Statehouse Highlights Lack of Public Protections in Ohio

Fracking Conference at Statehouse Highlights Lack of Public Protections in Ohio

As the unconventional shale gas drilling (fracking) industry continues to expand in Ohio with what critics call inadequate regulation, directly impacted communities are seeking answers and assistance from legislators and regulators to protect their communities. To further those efforts, the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) sponsored a conference on Tuesday, May 17, at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium to urge Ohio legislators and regulators to learn the from several expert presenters the environmental and public health impacts of its rapid deployment, infrastructure buildout and waste stream disposal

Fracking and Ohio’s Future Conference

Fracking and Ohio’s Future Conference

An important one-day conference for legislators, regulators, and the public to learn about environmental and health impacts from unconventional shale drilling and what can be done to protect communities and Ohio’s economic and environmental future.

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

For Immediate Release November 19, 2014   Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Kasich and ODNR Over Radioactive Fracking Waste Columbus, OH – Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste handling, storage, processing and...

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 Ohio Governor for Intervention

FWAP Makes Appeal to Ohio Governor for Intervention

Dear Governor Kasich: FreshWater Accountability Ohio is a small grassroots organization, and you have heard from us before. We are writing once again to urgently request your attention and intervention to protect Ohioans from environmental harm and adverse public health effects caused by the temporary, toxic and highly unregulated industry of horizontal...

Federal Intervention into Ohio’s Failure to Comply with Regulation Demanded

Federal Intervention into Ohio’s Failure to Comply with Regulation Demanded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toledo, OH) Last Friday, July 11, a certified letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (– USEPA) was sent outlining Ohio’s insufficient regulation of radioactive oil and gas waste and the imminent harm Ohio residents will face as a result. Attorney for the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP), Terry Lodge of...