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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 […]

The Eisenbarth well fire: Ohio fails in a fracking emergency
Hydraulic Fracturing / Research & Reports / Right-to-Know

The Eisenbarth well fire: Ohio fails in a fracking emergency

CLEVELAND — “Danger lurks throughout the fracking process, specifically danger of chemical exposure. Current laws and enforcement fail to prepare first responders for emergency situations where human life and environmental damage depends on responders’ knowledge of what they’re dealing with. The U.S. EPA, Ohio EPA, and Ohio Department of Natural […]

First, do no harm
Ohio Citizen Action / Research & Reports

First, do no harm

Notes for attorneys working with groups fighting for Environmental Justice “Where there is an active community group and no obvious slam dunk case: It is generally wise to save the big law suit for last, for a lot of reasons. They can be disempowering – everyone stands around and watches […]

The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill
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The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill

Download the 4o page audit for free as a .pdf For a hard copy, send a $10 check made to Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund to: Rumpke Audit, Ohio Citizen Action, 2330 Victory Parkway #100, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or pay online with PayPal. Please make sure your mailing address is […]

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Neighbors release Rumpke report

CINCINNATI — “Today neighbors of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, Property Owners Want Equal Rights (P.O.W.E.R.), and Ohio Citizen Action released a report titled The Future is Now: A Citizens’ Audit of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill. It lays out our arguments against the proposed 350-acre expansion of the Rumpke landfill in […]

8 more things you can do to stop the expansion of Rumpke landfill
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8 more things you can do to stop the expansion of Rumpke landfill

1. Find out how to recycle in your area and recycle everything you can. Most of the solid waste management agencies in our area have lots of information about curbside, business and drop-off options. You can also find out if household hazardous waste or electronics recycling is available nearby. Your […]

Three questions for Baard Energy CEO John Baardson
Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

Three questions for Baard Energy CEO John Baardson

COLUMBUS — On December 22, 2008, John Baardson, CEO Baard Energy, analyzed the prospects for financing a coal refinery in Wellsville in a loan guarantee application to the U.S. Department of Energy: Debt markets in chaos In today’s environment, there is no debt available to projects like Ohio River Clean Fuels [the coal refinery]. […]

How to win
Good Neighbor Campaigns / Research & Reports

How to win

Our Good Neighbor Campaign Handbook was published in 2006, and is available on Amazon and the other major on-line booksellers. It is a 168-page guide to how to win the kind of anti-pollution campaigns we have been waging in Ohio and elsewhere. The chapters were written by people who have […]

The arithmetic shows coal-to-liquid refineries can’t make U.S. more energy independent
Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

The arithmetic shows coal-to-liquid refineries can’t make U.S. more energy independent

COLUMBUS — “Baard Energy says its proposed coal-to-liquid refinery for Wellsville will help the United States become more more energy independent. Sounds great, but the arithmetic doesn’t work. Let’s start at the refinery level. Typically, for every one ton of coal fed into a refinery using this technology, two barrels […]

Baard Energy wants to build an “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility” in Wellsville. What is that? What would it look like?
Baard Energy / Coal / Research & Reports

Baard Energy wants to build an “Ohio River Clean Fuels Coal-To-Liquids Facility” in Wellsville. What is that? What would it look like?

COLUMBUS — “It would help neighbors in Wellsville and the surrounding area to know what a plant like Baard Energy wants to build looks like in real life. Here is one, in Secunda, South Africa, that uses the same technology Baard plans to use. If this looks like a refinery, […]