Protecting our water. Preserving our future.

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...

FWAP Makes Appeal to Conservancy Court

FWAP Makes Appeal to Conservancy Court

Lea Harper, Managing Director of FreshWater Accountability Project, addressed the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s Annual Meeting of the Conservancy Court, the overseeing body of the conservancy, in another attempt to convince the district that they should not be selling massive quantities of water to be destroyed to support a temporary, toxic...

Property Owners Organizing Against Conservancy District

Property Owners Organizing Against Conservancy District

April 21, 2014 — The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Board Meeting held last Friday, April 18, 2014, provided another stunning example of how the conservancy district is allowed to tax property owners in the district without accountability to respond to their concerns, represent their best interests and “conserve.” The MWCD is a large political...

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) prevailed in court last week in a lawsuit initiated under Ohio’s Open Records Act to obtain the addresses of those who lease residential and commercial property from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

Appeal to General Assembly with Resnikoff Report

Appeal to General Assembly with Resnikoff Report

We are asking for your attention and involvement in a very serious matter confronting Ohioans at this time. As you may know, the unconventional shale drilling industry (fracking) has unduly influenced our political processes, democratic values and environmental protections at the expense of the citizenry, potentially causing catastrophic loss of public health,...