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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...

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...

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...

FreshWater Accountability Project and Others Ask Army Corps to Revoke Blanket Permit for Rover Pipeline

FreshWater Accountability Project and Others Ask Army Corps to Revoke Blanket Permit for Rover Pipeline

Request comes one week after opponents filed a motion with FERC to halt construction of the controversial gas pipeline Earlier this morning, residents and environmental groups in Michigan and Ohio issued a formal request to the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke its blanket permit for construction of the Rover gas pipeline. In a letter filed with the Buffalo...

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.