As winter looms and roads are being deiced, know that Ohio Community Rights Network has submitted a letter to Governor DeWine and the State of Ohio Legislature opposing the use of fracking brine as road deicer. The letter was cosigned by 19 organizations including Ohio Community Rights Network, Columbus Community Bill of Rights, NEOGAP, FreshWater Accountability Project, Radioactive Waste Alert, Between the Waters, Kent State Future Environmental Professionals Club, Ashtabula County NAACP, Fractracker, Sustainable Medina County, UU Justice Ohio, Williams County Alliance, CROW (Citizens for Rights of the Ohio River Watershed), Ohio Peace Council Committee for Youngstown Community Bill of Rights, Frackfree Mahoning, Valley Guardians of Mill Creek Park, Sustainable Youngstown. The letter expressed our demand for an immediate and complete ban of the use of brine from oil and gas extraction operations (O&G brine) as a road deicer and dust suppressant. It upholds Ohio State Representative Mary Lightbody of District 4 House Bill 579, Prohibit road surface application -brine from oil and gas wells, which would accomplish this.
Reed Singer on the launch of a petition to amend the City of Cincinnati Charter to include Rights of Nature
April 18, 2023 | Reed Singer, Student at Ohio UniversityThis was given as a speech at Cincinnati City Hall the day CROW launched a petition to get a charter amendment on the ballot in the City of Cincinnati. Hi My name is Reed Singer, and it’s an honor to be in the presence of power, […]Read More
Rights of nature laws to protect ecosystems are increasing around the world, it is time the U.S. follows these examples; Cincinnati group shows how it can be done
Cincinnati, OHIO: CROW, Citizens for the Rights of the Ohio River Watershed, will be announcing the kick off of their Rights of the Ohio River Watershed charter amendment initiative petition campaign tomorrow, April 18 at 11:00 am on the steps of City Hall, 801 Plum St. The local group formed after doing research on Rights of […]Read More