In January, 300,000 of our neighbors in Charleston West Virginia lost access to clean drinking water after coal processing chemicals were spilled by Freedom Industries. Rosebud Mining Company the owner of Freedom Industries has risky dealings in Ohio as well.
The Ohio EPA failed to collect adequate data to determine the recreational health for 60% of Ohio’s inland streams and 60% of Ohio’s large rivers. From the data they did collect: 3/4 of their samples for inland streams and 1/2 samples for large rivers contained high levels of E. Coli bacteria. These numbers are cause for alarm and the Ohio EPA needs to act urgently to collect missing data across the state.
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
News about Forest & Public Lands
January 3rd, 2011
The Ohio Chapter Forest and Public Lands Committee works with members and organizational allies who have a common interest in preserving Ohio’s forests and public lands for existing and future generations. Ohio’s Forest our constantly threatened by harmful activities such as clear cutting, mineral extraction and oil and gas drilling. Below are some recent news stories and press release about forest and public lands. For more information about forest and public lands please contact Matt Trokan @ 614-461-0734 x 311.
Jim Provance, Toledo Blade, May 18, 2011
Laura A. Bischoff, Dayton Daily News, May 18, 2011
Spencer Hunt, The Columbus Dispatch, May 18, 2011
Rick Reitzel, NBC4i, May 17, 2011
ONN, May 17, 2011
Spencer Hunt, Columbus Dispatch, May 8, 2011
Repository Editorial, CantonRep, Apr 22, 2011
Tom Henry, Toledo Blade, Apr 22, 2011
Lou Whitmire, Mansfield News Journal, Apr 22, 2011
The Associated Press, The Republic, Apr 21, 2011
J. Patrick Eaken, The Press, Apr 21, 2011
Michael Scott, The Plain Dealer, Apr 21, 2011
The Associated Press, Lebanon Daily News, March 16, 2011
Kasich reviews sale of state park to Jefferson County: Move would open park to drilling and timber sales (
audio from interview)
Jeff St. Clair, WKSU, Feb. 7, 2011
Michael Scott, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan. 12, 2011
Kasich reviews sale of state park to Jefferson County: Move would open park to drilling and timber sales