Race, Equity, and the Lead Crisis

Connecting the Dots Planet, People, Power Register for this event here. Check for updates at the facebook event here.


FaCT Speaker Series – March 5 Author Paul Bogard

Dr. Ted Auch, PhD, FaCT Vice-President Former longtime FaCT board member John Elder was instrumental in securing amazing and diverse speakers for our annual meetings and periodic Zoom gatherings during COVID.  Unfortunately John is no longer able to act in this role but FactOhio will carry forward John’s legacy with a Speaker Series highlighting important […]


Anti-Protest Legislation

Alison Grant A bill heightening penalties for protests near oil and gas pipelines appeared in February 2019 in the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee. Observers quickly understood SB33 as an attempt to stifle protests aimed at the fossil fuel industry – in particular the fracking operations spreading rapidly across eastern and southeastern regions of the state. […]


Radon: Is this dangerous gas in your home?

Dr. Randi Pokladnik, PhD Environmental Studies The first time I heard of radon gas was about thirty years ago. A neighbor who lived a few doors down the street from us in Toronto, Ohio was trying to sell her parents’ home. They had both passed away from cancer. Her realtor suggested she do a radon […]



An Examination of Current Plastic Policies with Proposals for the State of Ohio

By: Alicia Goddard 12/6/2021 Index ——————————————————————————————— Page 3: Introduction and Historic Overview of Plastics Page 4: Benefits of Plastics Page 5: Increase in Plastic Use Page 6: Negatives Associated with Plastics Page 7: International Relationships Page 8: Environmental Costs  Page 10: Values and Costs Page 13: Towards Robust Policy Development for the State of Ohio […]


Ohio Supreme Court Rejects Blatantly Gerrymandered Districts

By Anne Caruso In 2015 Ohioans overwhelmingly voted to amend the Ohio Constitution to require fair district maps for state elections. These maps were to be drawn by a bi-partisan Ohio Redistricting Commission whose membership would favor the party in power. The current commission is composed of 2 Democrats and 5 Republicans.  Last year this […]


Don’t Look Down: Frack Waste in Martins Ferry

by Randi Pokladnik, PhD Recently, I took a drive around the streets surrounding the 4K Industrial Park in Martins Ferry, Ohio. Part of the industrial park includes buildings that were once part of old Wheeling-Pittsburg Steel. The area sits in a flood plain along the Ohio River. About 2500 feet from the site is the […]