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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...

FreshWater Accountability Project Rejects Toxic Brine Spreading

FreshWater Accountability Project Rejects Toxic Brine Spreading

Ohio groups and concerned citizens are calling for Ohio Governor John Kasich to use his executive power to stop the use of radioactive product on Ohio roads and in our communities. Columbus, Ohio, July 2, 2018 – Groups and citizens sent Ohio Governor John Kasich a letter on June 28, 2018 calling for him to use his executive power to stop the use of a...

FreshWater Accountability Project Submits Testimony to Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights

FreshWater Accountability Project Submits Testimony to Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on Human Rights

In the face of the many Human Rights abuses by the fracking industry, the FreshWater Accountability Project collected testimony from impacted individuals. Through their legal representation, Megan Hunter of Hunter & Hunter LLC, FreshWater filed an Amicus Brief to support the efforts of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal to bring the industry to answer...

Freshwater Accountability Project Demands Ohio River Protections

Freshwater Accountability Project Demands Ohio River Protections

(Grand Rapids, OH) On February 24, 2018, the FreshWater Accountabliity Project (FWAP) filed opposition to the proposal by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitary Commission (ORSANCO) to roll back its responsibilities to protect the quality of the Ohio River’s water, a drinking water source for five million people. The majority of ORSANCO’s commissioners have...

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...

Ohio Waste Treatment Facilities Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

Ohio Waste Treatment Facilities Charged with Clean Water Act Violations

(Akron, OH) Yesterday the centralized waste treatment plant owned and operated by Patriot Water Treatment LLC and the city of Warren’s publicly-owned wastewater treatment plant in Trumbull County were sued by the FreshWater Accountability Project (www.FWAP.org) for significant and ongoing violations of the Clean Water Act. Fair Shake Environmental Legal...