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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.

Ohio Valley PetroHub, Patriot Lawsuit, ORSANCO, and more

Ohio Valley PetroHub, Patriot Lawsuit, ORSANCO, and more

News of note for Members & Friends   Informing Local Residents About the Ohio Valley PetroHub FWAP holds meetings with local communities to alert those who will be most directly impacted about the downsides the industry does not want them to know. In the past few weeks, FWAP has been knocking on doors, phone banking, doing direct mailings, and holding...

Frack Waste Facilities – New Studies on Health Impacts & Policy Updates

Frack Waste is Radioactive Monitoring is Sparse (at best) and Likely Inaccurate It is widely known that waste from hydraulic fracturing is radioactive.  In fact, for decades the oil and gas industry has used radioactivity to locate drilling sites.  It is well understood that shale beds deep below the earth’s surface contain radioactive elements that are...

Environmental Groups Align Efforts to Challenge FERC Pipeline Projects

Environmental Groups Align Efforts to Challenge FERC Pipeline Projects

Groups claim federal agency facilitates fracking for shale gas The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is not informing the public about the big picture when it comes to natural gas infrastructure projects related to increased gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations according to several environmental groups. The groups represent...

Frackers Obviously Don’t Care About the Community’s Quality and Quantity of Drinking Water Sources

Frackers Obviously Don’t Care About the Community’s Quality and Quantity of Drinking Water Sources

Reposted via ThinkProgress.org | by Samantha Page Image credit: Courtesy of Barnesville area residents A tiny town in eastern Ohio is being sued by an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company that bought more than 180 million gallons of water from the town last year. That water use, combined with a dry fall, prompted the village to temporarily shut off water to...

Behind the Rhetoric of the Toledo Water Crisis

Behind the Rhetoric of the Toledo Water Crisis

After over 400,000 people were without safe drinking water for over two days in one of Ohio’s largest cities, did anyone feel any better after Governor Kasich’s statement during his obligatory visit to Toledo: “What’s more important than water? Water’s about life.” Plain, simple, true, and grossly misleading. Because those who know the facts of what is...