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OHIO GOVERNOR SHOULD PLACE A MORATORIUM ON OIL AND GAS PERMITTING IN THE STATE UNTIL SERIOUS REGULATORY DEFICIENCES ARE RESOLVED

(COLUMBUS, OH) A letter by Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services of Akron, Ohio written on behalf of Freshwater Accountability Project was sent to Governor DeWine recently outlining deficiencies in Ohio’s regulatory scheme regarding unconventional shale drilling (fracking). The letter describes how Ohio has allowed the industry to proliferate in the state...

FreshWater Appeals to Ohio Attorney General to Investigate Funding

FreshWater Appeals to Ohio Attorney General to Investigate Funding

Copied below is the appeal to Ohio Attorney General Yost to investigate JobsOhio funding decisions. Copies of the request for investigation were also sent to Governor DeWine and the Ohio Auditor’s Office. So far, we have not heard anything back, but we will continue to monitor the amount of funding given through JobsOhio to turn the Ohio River Valley into...

Conference Held to Envision a Better Future for the Ohio River Valley

A Better Vision for the Valley, was an inspirational conference attended by many residents from the Ohio Valley, as well as representatives from numerous environmental groups. It took place on May 11, 2019 at Wheeling Jesuit College. Impactful speakers shared their knowledge about the environmental and public health crisis we are facing due to the oil and gas and petrochemical development in Appalachia.

We Won Water Protections for the Mahoning River

We Won Water Protections for the Mahoning River

via Vindy.com Settlement with Patriot Water might be end of gas and oil wastewater treatment in city By Ed Runyan | December 17, 2018 at 12:05a.m. runyan@vindy.com Water plant remains open as suit lingers WARREN Though a lawsuit filed by an environmental group against the company Patriot Water is still pending, the recent settlement by Warren would suggest...

Freshwater Accountability Project Strongly Advocates for Ohio River Protection

Freshwater Accountability Project Strongly Advocates for Ohio River Protection

The Ohio River is already the most polluted inland waterway in the United States. If the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is allowed to abdicate its responsibilities to provide water quality protections – public health, recreation, tourism, and the region’s long-term economic viability will be put at risk. It is of vital...