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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...

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.

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,...

Ohio EPA Air Permitting Scheme Challenged

Ohio EPA Air Permitting Scheme Challenged

(Grand Rapids, OH) The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) and Food & Water Watch have issued notice that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency should convene hearings and accept citizen comments to gather testimony from communities and individuals affected by the noisy and polluting gas pipeline compressor stations proposed for operation across...