FaCT – Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future
This is our mother organization! Learn about statewide activities and more.

Draft Plan from ODNR, August 2012
ODNR says this plan has not been implemented, but we feel it is indicative of the general attitude of the agency towards the domain that they are supposed to regulate, a problem with state government in that it has been seeing environmentalists and the public trust as “opposition.” PDF… | Feb. 15, 2014 article in the Columbus Dispatch, “State made plan to promote fracking while regulating it”

HB 148
Bill to prohibit land application and deep well injection of brine, to prohibit the conversion of wells and eliminate the injection fee levied under the Oil and Gas Law. Bill as introduced…

“New Study Predicts Frack Fluids Can Migrate to Aquifers Within Years”
Study indicated fracking chemicals injected into the ground could migrate toward drinking water supplies far more quickly than experts have previously predicted [before 2012]. Article | Study

Midstream Pipelines and Processors – Ohio
Map of oil and gas pipelines in Ohio

For Reference: President Obama’s Climate Action Plan (June 2013)
President Obama has been a supporter of developing natural gas via fracking, which we do not support. Bill as introduced…

“Brief Review of Threats to Canada’s Groundwater from the Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Migration and Hydraulic Fracturing”
Report by former energy industry consultant Jessica Ernst analyzes 10 years of data on water contamination from fracking. Article about the report…

Oil/Gas Drilling – Myths v. Reality
Eleven page pdf with research & citations exploring the issues surrounding fracking.

ODNR & Ohio EPA Regulatory Authority
Delineation of responsibilities of ODNR and Ohio EPA over the oil and gas industry.

NEOGAP: Network for Oil & Gas Accountability & Protection
NEOGAP is organized to educate, empower, and advocate for the citizens of Ohio who are facing threats to health, safety, and property rights posed by oil and gas development. We envision Ohio as a place where property rights and local control are fully respected; where oil and gas development throughout the state occurs using only methods that protect water, air, soil quality, and human health and safety; and where laws and regulations support this vision.

See also: FaCT section of NEOGAP

Buckeye Forest Council
The Buckeye Forest Council (BFC) is a membership-based, grassroots organization dedicated to protecting Ohio’s native forests and their inhabitants.

Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch is a non-profit organization that advocates for common sense policies that will result in healthy, safe food and access to safe and affordable drinking water. Everyone is dependent on shared resources like clean water, safe food and healthy oceans. It’s essential that these shared resources be regulated in the public interest rather than for private gain

EcoWatch in partnership with Waterkeeper Alliance is a cutting edge news service promoting the work of more than 1,000 grassroots environmental organizations, activists and community leaders worldwide. EcoWatch.org is honed in on the issues of water, air, food, energy and biodiversity, and promotes ongoing environmental campaigns including climate change, fracking, mountaintop removal, factory farming, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.

No Frack Ohio
The No Frack Ohio Coalition is composed of member organizations and individuals who signed on to a Statewide Moratorium letter in the Spring of 2011. Since the original sign on campaign, these groups and individuals have worked across Ohio on outreach to Elected Officials at all levels of government, landowner education, and mobilizing members for activism.