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Opposition to frack waste in Ohio continues to grow

29 Nov

Rally on Nov 28 after ODNR kicks public out of “open house”

Ohio-based direct action group Appalachia Resist! released the following statement today:

Last night, Nov 28, soon after the ODNR invited the public into an “open house” about  injection wells, they thought better of it and ordered the public to leave. 

Though over 100 community members requested a public hearing about a newly permitted well, the ODNR had instead opted for an “open house” format, designed to diffuse agency accountability and community solidarity.

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Ohio Resisdents Blockade Radioactive Fracking Waste Well

27 Nov

Protesters block entrance to Ginsburg Well, a fracking disposal waste site, in Athens County, Ohio

On November 19th, a group of Athens County residents wearing hazmat style suits, respirators, and carrying large placards emblazoned with skulls, blockaded the front gate of the Ginsburg Well, Class II injection well and a fracking waste disposal site, on Ladd Ridge Road in Athens County, Ohio. Protesters blocked the entrance to the well’s delivery pad. No trucks arrived to dump frack-waste while the protesters made their stand, successfully interrupting the day’s business.

Protesters demanded that the Ginsburg Well be shut down, citing numerous violations and shut down orders that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has issued and then refused to enforce. The injection well is known to accept millions of gallons of radioactive fracking waste from out of state. The protesters noted that this week, the ODNR has issued 4 new well permits, 3 of them in SE Ohio, despite the fact that they are not regulating the wells currently in operation. Continue reading

Rally to Shut Down Injection Wells at Ohio Courthouse

4 Oct

Appalachia Resist! announces an Action Camp, November 2-4 in Athens county

Today, over 80 people gathered outside the Athens County Courthouse to show support for the legal case of Madeline ffitch, and to demand that the Hazel Ginsberg Injection Well be shut down, a well that has a long history of violations.  Protestors presented a large scale timeline of violations from 1986 to present, held a giant banner that read “Toxic Frack Waste: We Don’t Want It”.  Between speakers and Madeline ffitch’s appearance after her meeting with the prosecutor, ralliers banged on drums, chanted slogans of resistance, and called ODNR representatives to demand that they shut down the Ginsburg Well.    Continue reading

Residents Blockade Injection Well One Week After 1,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill

16 Jul

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Concerned residents blocked access to an injection well in Trumbull County this morning, protesting the failure of Ohio regulators to adequately test and monitor dumping of toxic fracking waste. At least one protestor has been arrested and at least two others have been detained.

Trumbull County residents, along with supporters from Frack Free Mahoning and Ohio Fracktion, are gathering at the well site on Sodom Hutchings Road in Vienna Township, to express concerns about the contents of the 1,000 gallons of fracking wastewater that spilled along five miles of road in Fowler Township, a nearby residential area on July 7. Continue reading

Thousands Protest At Ohio Statehouse Against Fracking

17 Jun

Thousands from around the state traveled to downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday to send Gov. John Kasich a message about fracking. They want fracking to stop. “The long term impacts on our environment are going to be devastating.” Members of Don’t Frack Ohio marched from Arch Park to the Ohio Statehouse steps Continue reading

Preventing Permits for Marcellus Shale Plus Video Link

19 Mar

West Virginia lawmakers are calling for a time out on Marcellus Shale drilling after the legislature failed to pass a bill regulating the industry.

Read more and see the video here:Preventing Permits for Marcellus Shale.