Injection Wells Disturb Community and Area’s Beauty

Story by Janice Brewer, Staff Writer Photography by Rebecca Ciprus, Staff Photographer On Friday, March 14, 2014, Loraine McCosker organized a panel of participants to speak up about the injection well dilemma Athens County is facing. The panelist included journalism professor Bernhard Debatin , geographer Harold Perkins, undergraduate and OUSSC president Caitlin McDaniel, and Athens…

Students rally for education and environment

Story by Olivia Miltner, Staff Writer Photography by Gracie Umana, Multimedia Editor “Education for the masses, not the ruling classes,” was one of the chants yelled at yesterday’s student power rally organized by the Ohio University Student Union. Members and supporters blocked Ohio University Board of Trustee members from boarding their bus after their meeting…

Energy Company Pays to Resolve Clean Water Violations — Original Press Release

Chesapeake Appalachia LLC to Spend Estimated $6.5 million to Restore Areas Damaged by Natural Gas Extraction Activities WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, the nation’s second largest natural gas producer, will spend an EPA-estimated $6.5 million to restore 27…

Eco-News in Brief 12/8

We can’t stop watching these emus freak out about a ball! from Grist! Athens County lagging in recycling efforts – The Athens News Great piece by the ANews this week about recycling efforts in Athens County! “Athens County initiated the first curbside recycling program in Ohio in April of 1984,” [Tom O’Grady] said. “The program was…

The Fracking Debate Exposed

Story by Olivia Miltner, CG Writer The 2011 earthquakes in Youngstown that have recently been linked to hydraulic fracturing in nearby Pennsylvania are just one way fracking has shaken up residents of eastern Ohio. At the beginning of September, some Athens County residents protested against the petition K&HP Partners of West Viriginia submitted in August…

Direct Action Camp kick-off calls for end of fracking in Ohio

By Sarah Volpenhein, CG News Appalachia Resist! hosted a panel discussion about hydraulic fracturing and direct action on Friday at ARTS/West to kick off the grassroots organization’s first Direct Action Camp. With an overview of the mechanics and the risks of fracking, Natalie Kruse, an assistant professor of environmental studies at Ohio University, first addressed…