Study claims state, federal authorities are not maintaining injection well records An oil and natural gas well that was involved in a huge fire June 28 in Monroe County.
While seeking ‘bailout,’ Ohio utilities keep cost data secret This chart from the redacted version of testimony submitted on behalf of the Sierra Club projects that customers would incur a cumulative loss (green line) for at least 10 years under Duke Energy’s proposed power purchase agreement plan.
Filling the void: A Citizen Audit of Ohio Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Wells Theo Colborn, 1927-2014
Gas leak caused by mechanical failure Monroe County EMA officials say 28 homes within a mile and half out from Triad Hunter pad had to leave their home for safety reasons.
Ohio Utility Bailouts What’s the problem?

What’s the problem?

Ohio is at a crossroads about the future of energy use in our state. As ratepayers we need to speak out now. Three of Ohio’s four largest utilities — companies that rarely agree on anything — are teaming up in an attempt to dial back on deregulation. Stop the bailout […]

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Recent News

Environmental group ‘audits’ fracking waste disposal oversight
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Environmental group ‘audits’ fracking waste disposal oversight

COLUMBUS — “An environmental advocacy organization on Tuesday called on the federal government to audit Ohio’s fracking waste disposal system and suspend the state’s authority over injection wells. The push from Ohio Citizen Action was coupled with the release of a “citizens’ audit” of Ohio’s oil and gas waste disposal […]

AEP exec: PUCO testimony to focus on legality and public policy
AEP / Coal / Energy

AEP exec: PUCO testimony to focus on legality and public policy

COLUMBUS — “American Electric Power Company Inc. has spent a year trying to convince Ohio regulators to approve guaranteeing profits for its share of a coal-fired power plant. That apparently wasn’t enough for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and AEP attorneys on Wednesday will get a rare (and short) […]

Families flee out-of-control natural-gas leak at eastern Ohio fracking well
Hydraulic Fracturing

Families flee out-of-control natural-gas leak at eastern Ohio fracking well

MONROE CO — “About 25 families in eastern Ohio have been unable to live in their houses for the past three days because of a natural-gas leak at a fracking well that crews cannot stop. Bethany McCorkle, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the state agency that […]

An oil and natural gas well that was involved in a huge fire June 28 in Monroe County.
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Study claims state, federal authorities are not maintaining injection well records

NBC4: Columbus, Ohio News, Weather, and Sports (WCMH-TV) COLUMBUS — “An environmental study of Ohio’s wells used to dispose fracking waste, states both the state and federal government have both failed to do their jobs. In 1983 the US-EPA gave authority over injection wells to the Ohio Department of Natural […]

Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Ohio activist groups pleased by committee death of H.B. 490

COLUMBUS — “A coalition of environmental organizations, community organizing groups and concerned citizens including health professionals and first responders mobilized to help defeat HB 490, killing it in the Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee before it could move to the floor for a vote. Mobilized within just three weeks, hundreds of […]

Environmentalists find serious flaws in Ohio’s oversight of fracking waste
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Environmentalists find serious flaws in Ohio’s oversight of fracking waste

COLUMBUS — “An environmental advocacy group conducted a pretty thorough audit of Ohio’s Class II injection wells — the places where fracking wastewater usually ends up here — and found a bunch of problems, according to the audit, which was released today. Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Citizen Action Education […]

Theo Colborn, 1927-2014
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Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more

  SEATTLE, WA — “What Colborn was seeing was the result of a wide variety of synthetic chemicals that had come into being in the 1950s and ’60s. Even though they were present in the water at very low concentrations, they were subtly changing how the animals in that system […]

This chart from the redacted version of testimony submitted on behalf of the Sierra Club projects that customers would incur a cumulative loss (green line) for at least 10 years under Duke Energy’s proposed power purchase agreement plan.
AEP / Coal / Duke Energy / FirstEnergy

While seeking ‘bailout,’ Ohio utilities keep cost data secret

COLUMBUS — “As Ohio utilities seek to require the public to help pay for aging power plants, they are also fighting to keep data that could be used to evaluate those plans under wraps. FirstEnergy, Duke Energy and American Electric Power have asked the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) […]

Lenny Kohm worked at Appalachian Voices for nearly 13 years, during which time his wisdom and deep understanding of what moves people to take action became woven into the fabric of the organization.
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

The Book of Lenny

BOONE, NC — “Lenny had little patience for tactics that were not part of a plausible path to victory. “Never let your tactic become your goal,” he often warned. And while he had nothing against conferences or demonstrations, anyone who suggested holding one with Lenny present had to be prepared […]

Theo Colborn, 1927-2014
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells / Research & Reports

Filling the void: A Citizen Audit of Ohio Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Wells

When regulators fail, citizens step in COLUMBUS — Two statewide environmental groups released a report today highlighting the failures of state and federal agencies to operate the state’s oil and gas waste disposal well program. Ohio Citizen Action and Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund say that the Ohio Department of […]