Fracking Accountability
Apr18

Fracking Accountability

Ohio community groups join growing number calling “fracking peace deal” bogus. Columbus, Ohio- A growing movement of grassroots community groups in Ohio released a statement today, which accompanied a letter sent directly to the Center for Sustainable Shale Development (CSSD), calling the “peace” reached by the Oil and Gas industry and environmental groups a complete fabrication. The letter, sent by hundreds of citizens and community groups, stated, “We are in fact quite insulted that you (CSSD), presume to speak for Ohio citizens and Ohio environmental organizations. To date we have not found even one organization in our state that had any knowledge of this agreement, even though you have been working on it for the past two years.  If indeed you have been working or communicating with environmental organizations in Ohio, please provide us with the name(s) of these organizations.” Full press release and letter found...

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BFC – Sister City Press Conferences Held Today
Mar18

BFC – Sister City Press Conferences Held Today

To: USEPA, Suspend Ohio Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Injection Well Program. Citizens have lost faith in agencies ability to protect our health. March 18, 2013 (Columbus, Youngstown, Athens, Stark Counties)- Today, Ohio citizens and citizens’ groups and state and national organizations held sister city press conferences to request that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), perform a full audit and investigation of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Underground Injection Control (UIC) program. Our request stems, in part, from the recent state and federal investigations launched into the illegal dumping of liquid oil and gas waste into a storm drain emptying into an unnamed tributary of the Mahoning River in Youngstown, Ohio by Mr. Ben Lupo, his employees, and associates. Full letter to the USEPA Athens County Press Release Youngstown Press Release Portage County Press...

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