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Freshwater Accountability Project & Others Oppose Eminent Domain Abuse

Freshwater Accountability Project & Others Oppose Eminent Domain Abuse

Today, Sustainable Medina County (SMC), a Medina-based citizen opposition group to the NEXUS natural gas pipeline, filed a motion in the federal licensing case to halt right-of-way land purchases under the threat of eminent domain because they tilt the scales to NEXUS.

182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC

182 Organizations from 35 States Call for Congressional Review of FERC

Grand Rapids, OH – More than 180 organizations representing communities across America called on leaders in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee to hold congressional hearings into the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) extensive history of bias and abuse. The groups are also requesting reform of the Natural Gas Act, which the groups say, gives too much power to FERC and too little to state and local officials.

FWAP Requests — USEPA Intervention To Protect Ohio’s Environment And Public Health

FWAP Requests — USEPA Intervention To Protect Ohio’s Environment And Public Health

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2016 Conference A Huge Success

2016 Conference A Huge Success

Despite the lack of attendance from Ohio’s legislators and regulators, the conference sponsored by FreshWater Accountability Project brought information and empowerment to those attending. The few elected and public health officials who attended are greatly appreciated and will be remembered. Those who did not attend will be sent the following information so that no one who has a position of public responsibility and accountability will be able to say that he or she did not know about the harms and the future liability that will be imposed upon the taxpayers of Ohio when the extent of the environmental and economic destruction of fracking becomes fully known:

Conservancy District Warned of Watershed Impacts

Conservancy District Warned of Watershed Impacts

(Grand Rapids, OH) On June 4, 2016, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) held its annual Conservancy Court hearings in New Philadelphia, Ohio with Judge O’Farrell presiding. As has been done for previous hearings, the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) gave the court testimony regarding the negative impacts to the region’s water due to the MWCD’s engagement in and support of horizontal hydrofracking (fracking) in the region. This industry, also called “unconventional shale drilling” is not at all like the conventional methods used to extract oil and gas in the past. Due to the depth of the drilling and the massive amount of water that is needed to “frack” a well, the industry has created environmental problems in the region, including the massive amount of toxic, radioactive waste that is created, spills and deliberate dumping of this waste, earthquakes due to the disposal of the waste in injection wells, a dangerous increase in heavy truck traffic, and the loss of millions of gallons of freshwater to the region due to the one- time consumptive use by fracking. Science has now concluded that thee air and water contamination from the industry has caused human health effects as a result of the hazardous and radioactive pollutants released by the industry.