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Letter to the Editor: Guernsey County Commissioners Asked to Refuse “Brine” Spreading

Letter to the Editor: Guernsey County Commissioners Asked to Refuse “Brine” Spreading

On May 6 at 9:30 am the Guernsey County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the Kimble Company’s proposal to spread “brine” on the roads of Guernsey County for “ice and dust control.” What most people do not know is not only that the Kimble Company of Dover engages in conventional drilling, but also in waste...

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...

Previous Appeal to Governor Kasich

Previous Appeal to Governor Kasich

FWAP Builds the Record to Show Legislative and Regulatory Inaction Despite Evidence of Dangers Dear Governor Kasich: We are writing as representatives of a rapidly expanding volunteer coalition of concerned citizens, organizations and professionals. We would like to request a meeting to present and share our serious concerns and possible solutions for very...

Appeal to General Assembly with Resnikoff Report

Appeal to General Assembly with Resnikoff Report

We are asking for your attention and involvement in a very serious matter confronting Ohioans at this time. As you may know, the unconventional shale drilling industry (fracking) has unduly influenced our political processes, democratic values and environmental protections at the expense of the citizenry, potentially causing catastrophic loss of public health,...

MWCD Appeal to General Assembly

MWCD Appeal to General Assembly

We are asking for your attention and involvement in a very serious matter confronting Ohioans at this time. As you may know, the unconventional shale drilling industry has unduly influenced our political processes, democratic values and environmental protections at the expense of the citizenry, potentially causing catastrophic loss of public health, property...

Injection Wells and Seismic Activity

Injection Wells and Seismic Activity

By now, the majority of Ohioans know that injection wells cause earthquakes, and yet, the ODNR continues to permit new injection wells in known earthquake fault zones without adequate testing for seismic activity. The recent 3.5M earthquake on November 20, epicenter near Doanville, 2 mi. SE of Nelsonville is even more alarming given imminent approval by ODNR of...