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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...

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...

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...

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...