Protecting our water. Preserving our future.

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

Follow Up Meeting with Rep Hill’s Aide

On April 2 we met with Representative Brian Hill’s aide, Brandon Ogden. Now we’re following up regarding the discussion we had about Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. You may find the links useful at the end of this message Dear Brandon: Please share this with Representative Hill for his information. I am assembling a mailing for Muskingum...

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

Conservancy District Ordered To Release Public Records

The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) prevailed in court last week in a lawsuit initiated under Ohio’s Open Records Act to obtain the addresses of those who lease residential and commercial property from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD).

Grassroots Group Denounces Plans To Frack Piedmont Lake

Grassroots Group Denounces Plans To Frack Piedmont Lake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Grassroots Group Denounces Plans To Frack Piedmont Lake Conservancy District to be Held Accountable for Damages March 27, 2014 — Despite years of protest along with scientific documentation to warn that reservoirs should not be leased for horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD)...

Report Shows We’re Fracking Our Freshwater Future

Report Shows We’re Fracking Our Freshwater Future

The FreshWater Accountability Project (FWAP) focuses on frackings impacts on water supplies. When Ted Auch and Danny Berghoff of the FracTracker Alliance issued a report that estimates a whopping 5.8 billion gallons of freshwater used for fracking per year, it has us asking the question: What the frack are we thinking? Bob Downing from the Akron Beacon Journal...

Muskingum Lawsuit

Muskingum Lawsuit

Co-founder of the FreshWater Accountability Project, Lea Harper, and her husband, Steven Jansto, are suing the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Antero Resources Appalachian, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. The MWCD decided to enter into more oil and gas leases with the newer process of horizontal...

Protect Public, Sue MWCD

Protect Public, Sue MWCD

Lea Harper and her husband Steve, property owners near Seneca Lake in Guernsey County, filed suit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court yesterday after two years of effort and organizing to stop the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) from leasing public land and selling public water for horizontal, hydraulic, high-volume slick water fracturing...