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Who to Contact

Practical Hint: Many contact points require you to comment by filling in a form. Compose your comment in a word processor, save it, then copy and paste it into the form of each contact. This will save you effort and frustration.

Local Officials:

Local Newspapers:

  • Newark Advocate – Letters to the Editor (select the option)
  • Granville Sentinel – Letters to the Editor – same as Newark Advocate
  • Pataskala Standard – Letters to the Editor – same as Newark Advocate

State Officials:

Columbus Newspapers:

Federal Officials:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414

Presidential Actions  Executive Orders, Presidential Memoranda, Proclamations …

  • US Sen. Rob Portman, Tel: 202-224-3353,
    Columbus Office
    37 W Broad St #360, Columbus, OH 43215

Columbus: 614-469-6774
Ohio Toll Free: 1-800-205-6446
Cincinnati: 513-684-3265
Cleveland: 216-522-7095
Toledo: 419-259-3895

  • US Sen. Sherrod Brown, Tel: 202-224-2315,

Columbus: 614-469-2083
Ohio Toll Free: 1-888-896-6446
Cleveland 216-522-7272
Lorain: 440-242-4100

Concerned Citizens Working Groups:

  • Solar Co-op —

  • a group of over 50 concerned citizens and families helping each other install solar on their homes in the Licking County area.
    Primary contact: Request to be added to the mailing list — Jeremy King, e-mail:
  • See the performance of local installations in the Solar-Co-op section in the menu tab above.
  • Granville Nature Club – making the world a happier, healthier place.

  • Newly founded by fourth grade girls – to be kind to nature and all living creatures.
  • Sign up for the monthly newsletter by e-mail on the last Friday of the month.
  • Questions or comments? Sign up by e-mailing:


Radioactive Risks Posed by the Oil and Gas Industry

Presentations made January 24, 2020 at Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairesville, OH  By:

Jill Antares Hunkler, Grassroots organizer and environmental activist

Justin Nobel, Science journalist writing on issues of science and the environment for US magazines, including Rolling Stones who just published his article America’s Radioactive Secret.

Dr. Julie Weatherington-Rice, Environmental scientist with Bennett & Williams Consultants who has studied oil and gas waste for over 40 years.

Resources for Impacted and Concerned Residents

ODNR Oil and Gas Emergency Hotline – (614) 799-9574

OEPA Emergency Hotline – (800) 282-9378

FreshWater Accountability (740) 2336-1934

Concerned Ohio River (740) 233-1914

Ohio Valley Environmental (304) 522-0246

Environmental Health (724) 260-5504

FracTracker (717) 303-0403

Fair Shake Environmental Legal (234) 571-1970

Buckeye Environmental (614) 507-4406

Ohio Stop Brine Spreading Task Force –

The Ohio Stop Brine Spreading Task Force is made up of several Ohio groups that have been working to stop the spreading of radioactive brine for several years. The group is currently working to develop legislation to take to the Ohio General Assembly to make the spreading of brine illegal in Ohio. If you would like to join the task force, please send an email.