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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...

Fire and Explosion Were Bad Enough – Fish Kill Shows Toxic Water Contamination. People have a right to know – what went in the water?

Fire and Explosion Were Bad Enough – Fish Kill Shows Toxic Water Contamination. People have a right to know – what went in the water?

[Note: Reposted from FracTracker.org]   A First-hand Look at the Recent Statoil Well Pad Fire By Evan Collins and Rachel Wadell, Summer Research Interns, Wheeling Jesuit University Hydraulic tubing had caught fire at Statoil’s Eisenbarth well pad, resulting in the evacuation of 20-25 nearby residents.1 Statoil North America is a relatively large...

— USEPA Asked to Intervene in ODNR Permitting

— USEPA Asked to Intervene in ODNR Permitting

Ohio to Become a Frack Waste Dumping Ground April 16, 2014 — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is the sole regulator of the horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry which includes the permitting of not only fracking itself, but the disposal of its toxic and radioactive waste. As fracking continues to grow in the state, so does the amount of...

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...

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

On April 2 we met with Representative Brian Hill’s aide, Brandon Ogden. Now we’re following up regarding the discussion we had about Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. You may find the links useful at the end of this message Dear Brandon: Please share this with Representative Hill for his information. I am assembling a mailing for Muskingum...

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) prevailed in court last week in a lawsuit initiated under Ohio’s Open Records Act to obtain the addresses of those who lease residential and commercial property from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).