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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...

Fracking Conference at Statehouse Highlights Lack of Public Protections in Ohio

Fracking Conference at Statehouse Highlights Lack of Public Protections in Ohio

As the unconventional shale gas drilling (fracking) industry continues to expand in Ohio with what critics call inadequate regulation, directly impacted communities are seeking answers and assistance from legislators and regulators to protect their communities. To further those efforts, the FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) sponsored a conference on Tuesday, May 17, at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium to urge Ohio legislators and regulators to learn the from several expert presenters the environmental and public health impacts of its rapid deployment, infrastructure buildout and waste stream disposal

Fracking and Ohio’s Future Conference

Fracking and Ohio’s Future Conference

An important one-day conference for legislators, regulators, and the public to learn about environmental and health impacts from unconventional shale drilling and what can be done to protect communities and Ohio’s economic and environmental future.

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

Gov. Kasich & ODNR Face Radioactive Fracking Waste Lawsuit

For Immediate Release November 19, 2014   Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Kasich and ODNR Over Radioactive Fracking Waste Columbus, OH – Today, a lawsuit was filed in Franklin County court against Governor Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) for the illegal approval of at least 23 fracking waste handling, storage, processing and...