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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...

Appeal to Ohio Inspector General to Investigate

Appeal to Ohio Inspector General to Investigate

Appeal to Ohio Inspector General to Investigate: Need for Better Regulation and Oversight Not Investigated; Public Health and Property Put at Increasing Risk To Whom It May Concern: We would like to document a complaint regarding the policies and procedures followed by the ODNR. Because of the increase in permits allowed for high volume slick water horizontal...

— 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...

Injection Well Complaint to — USEPA Region 5

Injection Well Complaint to — USEPA Region 5

We assert that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is not reliable, responsible or accountable to hold primacy over the permitting of injection wells in the state. We have copied below a sample of our correspondence and the misinformation we receive when we request information on injection wells. Today we finally received the requested notification of a...

EPA & Fracking

EPA & Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has information available on their website about fracking. The EPA has been widely criticized by concerned citizens for collusion with the oil and gas industry and how little involvement the agency has regulating frackng. Here’s the EPA’s information on...