Good News for the Ohio River Valley!

Written by: Dr. Randi Pokladnik | Posted on: 12-30-2023 | FaCT: Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future Category: News | Ohio River Valley PTTGCA Solar battery storage FORM Energy As 2023 comes to an end, the people in the Ohio River Valley… Read More

Democracy Denied: Oil and Gas Land Management Commission

Written by: Dr. Randi Pokladnik | Posted on: 12-27-2023 | FaCT: Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future Category: fracking | oil and gas commission On Monday, September 18th, about 75 Ohio citizens traveled from all over the state… Read More

Another Assault on Local Communities and National Forests

Written by: Dr. Randi Pokladnik | Posted on: 12-27-2023 | FaCT: Faith Communities Together for a Sustainable Future Category: action | fracking carbon capture and storage The United State Forest Service has proposed a rule change to allow carbon dioxide captured… Read More

Put an end to sacrilegious treatment of public lands

Nov 25, 2023 George Banzinger In its Nov. 16 edition, The Marietta Times carried a story with the headline, “Ohio commission approves fracking in state parks.” I attended this event at the headquarters of the Ohio Department of… Read More

It is time the public gets scientifically based facts

August 14, 2023 Dr. Randi Pokladnik The bargainhunter.com Letter to the Editor, Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with a politician and a few local business owners about the oil and gas industry. Those who supported fracking… Read More

Don’t frack Ohio’s parks

This letter to the editor was originally published in The Bargain Hunter on June 22, 2023. By Randi Pokladnik As of May 30, oil and gas companies can “nominate” land parcels within citizen-owned state parks and forests to obtain… Read More

Throwing us under the fracking truck

May 13, 2023 Times Leader online Randi Pokladnik Ohio’s Republican party is ignoring the health of residents in Appalachian counties as it uses the recent passage of House Bill 507 to enable fracking on Ohio’s public lands. HB… Read More

Speak up against AEP rate increase

May 9, 2023 Marietta Times Letter to the Editor George Banziger American Electric Power (AEP) is raising its electricity rates in Ohio on June 1 by 28%. On top of that huge increase, AEP Ohio is proposing an… Read More

Public land being stollen

April 24 Columbus Dispatch Letter to the Editor Aaron Dunbar I testified at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources April 10, voicing my opposition to the theft of Ohio’s state parks and public lands for oil and gas… Read More

Across-the-board accountability needed for Northfolk Southern tragedy

Feb 28, 2023 The Marietta Times Aaron Dunbar The corporate bombing of East Palestine is one of the most damning indictments of our entire political system that I have ever witnessed. There are no partisan divisions to delineate who… Read More