Just before 8 am on Sunday, April 2, 2017, a 3.0 magnitude earthquake struck Ohio’s Wayne National Forest. The cause of the quake has not yet been formally declared, but one explanation, supported by a number of studies, is that the quake is the result of nearby fracking operations and/or wastewater injections.
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March 22nd marks the day where people across the globe give special recognition to the benefits and value of the world’s rivers and lakes. Water truly is one of earth’s most precious resources and faces increasing threats such as water scarcity and contamination from a variety of pollutants.
On February 16, scores of Ohioans from throughout the state turned out to thank Senator Sherrod Brown for his vocal opposition to the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Buckeye Institute, an infamous fringe think tank, claims switching to clean energy would skyrocket energy costs. Trish Demeter, Managing Director of Energy, debunks this doozy of a "study." Watch our video and learn the facts. Your donation will allow us to hold Ohio's elected official accountable and move our great state forward in the energy market.
Lately, you may have heard a lot about methane. It’s been a hot issue at the federal level, and is now in the headlines in Ohio. Why all the fuss?
When methane pollution escapes from the oil and gas sector, it comes with other nasty hitchhiker air pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde. This air pollution is known to trigger life threatening asthma attacks, aggravate respiratory conditions, and increase the risk of developing cancer.
Click on the map below to navigate through a virtual tour of our Wayne National Forest hike. Share your photos and stories by clicking and adding a marker to the map!
If you’re reading this right now, I’m willing to bet you’re someone who cares about making sure Ohioans have clean water and air that won’t make us sick. I bet you want our state to be full of trails to explore, towering trees, and wonder.
In the wee hours of December 10th, among all the partisan gridlock, Congress passed monumental safeguards for Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and the people of Ohio. Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN) passed the Senate before the Senate recessed for the year, sending WIIN to the President’s desk for his signature.
Nine oil and gas companies have applied with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) for an “incidental take permit” (ITP) that would absolve them from legal liability under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the “taking” of bats, i.e., the killing or harming of bats (including through habitat destruction).