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Frack Waste Facilities – New Studies on Health Impacts & Policy Updates

Frack Waste is Radioactive Monitoring is Sparse (at best) and Likely Inaccurate It is widely known that waste from hydraulic fracturing is radioactive.  In fact, for decades the oil and gas industry has used radioactivity to locate drilling sites.  It is well understood that shale beds deep below the earth’s surface contain radioactive elements that are...

Environmental Groups Align Efforts to Challenge FERC Pipeline Projects

Environmental Groups Align Efforts to Challenge FERC Pipeline Projects

Groups claim federal agency facilitates fracking for shale gas The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is not informing the public about the big picture when it comes to natural gas infrastructure projects related to increased gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations according to several environmental groups. The groups represent...

Frackers Obviously Don’t Care About the Community’s Quality and Quantity of Drinking Water Sources

Frackers Obviously Don’t Care About the Community’s Quality and Quantity of Drinking Water Sources

Reposted via ThinkProgress.org | by Samantha Page Image credit: Courtesy of Barnesville area residents A tiny town in eastern Ohio is being sued by an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company that bought more than 180 million gallons of water from the town last year. That water use, combined with a dry fall, prompted the village to temporarily shut off water to...

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...

The Floating Catastrophe

The Floating Catastrophe

Fresh Water Accountability Project Joins Food & Water Watch, along with many others, to oppose the barging of frackwaste on the Ohio River Note: Original blog post from Food & Water Watch. The public comment period on this has already ended. By Sydney Baldwin Our nation’s waterways are at risk to become the new highways for dangerous fracking waste....