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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...

Ohio Pipeline Opponents Warn FERC About Illegal Land Condemnation

Ohio Pipeline Opponents Warn FERC About Illegal Land Condemnation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Grand Rapids, OH) Five Ohio grassroots and environmental organizations warned the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today that pipeline companies may be violating federal law in their dealings with property owners along the routes of two major gas pipeline projects. Five groups – Neighbors Against Nexus (NAN), of Swanton,...

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

For Immediate Release November 19, 2014   Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Kasich and ODNR Over Radioactive Fracking Waste Columbus, OH – Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste handling, storage, processing and...

Shale Drilling Destroys Regional Water Resources

Shale Drilling Destroys Regional Water Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Projections Show Entire Watershed to be Damaged by Fracking   (Grand Rapids, OH – September 26, 2014)  Ohioans are beginning to realize that unconventional shale drilling uses a great deal of water, permanently ruining it for other uses. But what they may not know is fracked gas and oil wells in Ohio are turning out to be less...

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...