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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...

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 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...

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...