What’s in the air? The residents of Powhatan Point OH deserve answers.

April 2, 2018 • Leann Leiter
After a gas well owned by XTO, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, exploded on February 15, it continued leaking pollution into the air for three weeks. The word “leak” is deceiving–what came out of the Schnegg well was a 100-foot vertical… More »

XTO Well Explosion Just One of Many Ohio Oil & Gas Pollution Problems

March 19, 2018 • Earthworks
Noble County, OH — Last week, Earthworks filed two complaints with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) regarding oil and gas operations’ air pollution, including the XTO Schnegg well pad explosion and… More »

Infrared Video Exposes Exxon Mobil Methane Disaster at Exploded Oil & Gas Site in Ohio

March 6, 2018 • Earthworks
Captina Creek, Ohio — Today, Earthworks released new optical gas imaging video that exposes massive methane pollution at an exploded XTO oil and gas site in Belmont County, Ohio. The pollution has been rapidly spilling into the air un-contained since February 15,… More »

Earthworks hires new PA/OH oil & gas field advocate

November 17, 2017 • Earthworks
Canonsburg, PA & Washington, DC; Nov 17 — Today Earthworks announced the hire of Leann Leiter as the Oil & Gas Field Advocate for eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The new position is part of Earthworks’ expanded Community Empowerment Project (CEP) to reduce the… More »

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Comments on the draft rules on oil and gas production waste by OEPA

May 12, 2017 • Earthworks

Crooksville gas leak shows need for U.S. EPA to issue comprehensive oil and gas methane standards

February 3, 2016 • Earthworks, Ohio Environmental Council, et al

On Monday night, hundreds of residents living in Crooksville, Ohio were evacuated from their homes when a natural gas transmission line spewed methane into the air near their village. Residents within a half mile radius of the leak were ordered to leave their homes and take up shelter at Crooksville High School.

Not the Way to Go, Ohio

July 31, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor

Every road trip needs a good theme song. A recent excursion for Earthworks’ Citizens Empowerment Project brought The Pretenders to mind:

I went back to Ohio, but my pretty countryside 

Had been paved down the middle, by a government that had no pride

The farms of Ohio has been replaced by shopping malls

Said A, O, Oh way to go Ohio…

Wasting Away – executive summary

April 3, 2015 • Nadia Steinzor, Alan Septoff