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Fracking Industry Destroys Precious FreshWater at Alarming Rates

Our colleagues at Fractracker took the liberty of calculating lateral length for all laterals prior to the Outlaw and Walleye laterals coming online and the average was pretty well distributed but with a mean of 7,452. However, now these two pads between them along with the Outlaw B 3H and 5H, Outlaw C 7H, Outlaw B 5H, Purple Hayes 1H, and Law are all in excess...

FreshWater Accountability Project and Others Ask Army Corps to Revoke Blanket Permit for Rover Pipeline

FreshWater Accountability Project and Others Ask Army Corps to Revoke Blanket Permit for Rover Pipeline

Request comes one week after opponents filed a motion with FERC to halt construction of the controversial gas pipeline Earlier this morning, residents and environmental groups in Michigan and Ohio issued a formal request to the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke its blanket permit for construction of the Rover gas pipeline. In a letter filed with the Buffalo...

FWAP Serves 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Patriot Energy, Alleging Repeated Violations of Clean Water Act

FWAP Serves 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue Patriot Energy, Alleging Repeated Violations of Clean Water Act

(Grand Rapids, OH) FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Patriot Energy Partners of Lisbon, Ohio, for repeated violations of permitted discharges under the federal Clean Water Act.

FWAP Travels to DC to Testify at People’s Hearing

On December 2, 2016, Lea Harper, Managing Director of FreshWater Accountability Project, along with other Ohioans traveled to Washington DC to testify against the abuses of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The FERC regularly tramples people’s human, civil and property rights by allowing the unfettered expansion of the fossil fuel industry,...

FreshWater Accountability Project & Community Groups File Protest Letter to Protect Ohio’s Only National Forest from Oil and Gas Development

FreshWater Accountability Project & Community Groups File Protest Letter to Protect Ohio’s Only National Forest from Oil and Gas Development

On November 14, 2016, FreshWater Accountability Project and 26 other organizations filed a protest letter to oppose the opening of the Wayne National Forest to oil and gas development. The letter protests the federal Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposed December 13, 2016, oil and gas lease sale of 33 parcels of publicly owned lands.