Public Meetings on Wastes & Pollution from Fracking and Allied Industrial Processes

by Duane Nichols on November 1, 2018

Deckers Creek Trail should be protected from injection wells

Public Meeting Granted for Injection Well Permit Renewal in the Deckers Creek Watershed

From the Friends of Deckers Creek, Morgantown, WV, October 30, 2018

This is a follow up to our previous email regarding the permit renewal notice for an injection well in the watershed. Our request for a public hearing was granted.

The WVDEP Office of Oil and Gas will conduct a public hearing concerning the permit application for disposal well on Thursday November 8, 2018 at the Masontown Volunteer Fire Department located at 362 Main Street, Masontown, WV.

Representatives from the WVDEP will be there from 5 pm to 6 pm to answer any questions and will have maps and documents available for review. The public comment period will begin at 6 pm.

Please click here to see full letter regarding hearing.

The Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) will be in attendance and plans to ask the questions brought forth in our public comment letter that can be viewed here. We invite members of the community to join us and ask any questions that you may have regarding the permit application.

Because this is a permit renewal application, our main goal is to get answers on the processes and procedures in place if a spill or leak were to occur onsite or in transportation. It is also to see if there are any upgrades to the site planned. The site has been running for several years with no issue or impact to the surrounding area that we are aware of. We want to ensure that that continues to be the case.

NOTE: 11/8/18, 5 PM, Masontown VFD, 362 Main Street, Masontown, WV


Informing Local Residents About the Ohio Valley PetroHub

From the Fresh Water Accountability Project (FWAP), October 31, 2018

FWAP holds meetings with local communities to alert those who will be most directly impacted about the downsides the industry does not want them to know

In the past few weeks, FWAP has been knocking on doors, phone banking, doing direct mailings, and holding public meetings in the area where PTT Global has proposed to build its petrochemical complex in Dilles Bottom, Belmont County, OH. We are doing our best to make sure the community that will be most directly impacted by the PTTG petrochemical complex is informed of the risks associated with the facility, the foreign companies that will profit at the expense of residents’ health, and the alternatives that can provide clean, good, steady jobs in the area.

Please join us for (and spread the word about) our upcoming community meetings:

Wednesday, November 7th, 6 – 8 pm
Shadyside Community Center, 50 East 39th St., Shadyside, OH 43947

Thursday, November 8th, 1 – 3 pm
Ohio County Library, 52 16th Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

Draft Air Permit Issued for Belmont Petrochemical Complex

On Friday, the Ohio EPA issued the draft air permit for the PTTG petrochemical complex. FWAP is currently reviewing the draft permit and will be submitting written comments and encourages everyone to do the same. To be considered as part of the official record, written comments must be received by Ohio EPA/Southeast District Office by 5pm on December 3, 2018. Comments can be mailed to Kimbra Reinbold, Ohio EPA, DAPC Southeast District Office (SEDO), 2195 East Front Street, Logan, Ohio, 43138. Comments can also be faxed to (740) 385-6490.

A hearing on the draft air permit will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Shadyside High School, 3890 Lincoln Ave., Shadyside, OH 43947. FreshWater will be in attendance and encourages everyone to show up for this important hearing!

FWAP has been and will continue to be aggressive in combatting all efforts to turn the Ohio River Valley into the next “cancer alley” through petrochemical development.

For more information on the petrochemical buildout proposed for the Ohio River Valley, check out this informative article by our friends at DeSmog Blog.

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