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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...

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...

Water Protection Groups Go On Offensive Against Unregulated Radioactive Fracking Waste Facilities

Water Protection Groups Go On Offensive Against Unregulated Radioactive Fracking Waste Facilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015 Grand Rapids, Ohio – Two organizations devoted to protecting water sources from dangerous oil and gas industry activity have filed a key motion in an Ohio court, challenging oil and gas waste disposal practices. On Friday, February 27, 2015, Food & Water Watch and the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) filed a...

Proposed Pipelines Raise Significant Concerns

Proposed Pipelines Raise Significant Concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2015   (Grand Rapids, OH) Planned large pipeline installations for Northwest Ohio are causing concern for many people, especially those who are targeted to have them installed near their residence. An additional concern that many are not aware of is the specific geology throughout the area that could cause problems, both...

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...