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Frack Waste Facilities Proliferate in Ohio Despite Lack of Regulations

Frack Waste Facilities Proliferate in Ohio Despite Lack of Regulations

As the horizontal hydrofracking industry continues to operate without adequate regulation, the waste produced is a big problem for the industry for which Ohio has provided a cheap solution. Ohio not only allows waste from in-state fracking operations to be disposed of without traceability, monitoring and adequate regulation, it also is accepting waste from other states. Recently, plans were approved to allow the barge shipment of frack waste on the Ohio River, meaning frack waste could potentially come to Ohio from Texas and other states who find it easier and cheaper to send it to Ohio than dispose of it themselves.

16 New Toxic Waste Facilities

Frack waste facilities not noted in previous list, January 2015 – January 2016

Proposed Rules by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Challenged

Proposed Rules by Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Challenged

Contact: Lea Harper, Managing Director, wewantcleanwater@gmail.com Terry Lodge, Attorney, lodgelaw@yahoo.com (Grand Rapids, OH) A coalition of 27 grassroots environmental organizations and 15 Ohio individual citizens have joined together and formally challenged new rules proffered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) to weaken air quality...

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...

FWAP Warns of Future Costs to Ohioans for Fracking Contamination

FWAP Warns of Future Costs to Ohioans for Fracking Contamination

April 2, 2015 Chief Rick Simmers ODNR 2045 Morse Rd. Bldg. F2 Columbus, OH 43229-6693 Dear Chief Simmers: We would like to bring to your attention the recent report from Earthworks stating that Ohio has being largely deficient in the regulation of the hazardous waste that is generated by the oil and gas industry, primarily from the process of horizontal...

Oil & Gas Corporation Opposes Public Input to Pipeline Permitting

Oil & Gas Corporation Opposes Public Input to Pipeline Permitting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Grand Rapids, OH) When FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) petitioned to intervene in the reversal of the Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) in Southeast Ohio to carry fracked gas South and West to markets rather than its original route to the East, REX made a surprising move to block FWAP’s participation in the process. FWAP was alerted...