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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.

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.