Fair Shake protects the rights of communities and landowners against massive energy corporations.


 
 

Environmental Risk

The dangers of living close to Oil and Gas operations are well documented. Our region is the testing grounds for how oil and gas can coexist with rural, suburban, and even urban life. More people are living within 1 mile of a producing well in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia than anywhere else on earth. But wells aren’t the only environmental risks. Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, known as fracking, requires a complicated network of wells, pipelines, compressor stations, processing facilities, and hazardous waste processing facilities.

Protecting our rights

Our attorneys appeal permits, challenge laws, and demand reconciliation for irresponsible industry practices. We fight to keep that risk at bay and to protect the rights of innocent, hardworking individuals when the inevitable happens. And we do it at a rate that our clients can afford. Often that means for free.

We stand beside our clients, educating them along the way. We advocate for their goals whether that be fighting to stop a new well or simply restoring their drinking water.

 

Learn more:

Fracking Help Center
We teamed up with Mountain Watershed Association and Halt the Harm Network to give people information they need all in one place.

FracTracker
This organization has endless data and maps regarding oil and gas operations. They also offer great information on the basics of fracking.

☎ CONTACT us

ecollins@fairshake-els.org
(412) 742-4615

 

recent casework


brine road spreading

When Siri Lawson called our offices her township had been authorized by the Department of Environmental Protection to spread drilling waste on her road as a “dust suppressant.”


wastewater in our rivers

Fracking wastewater is a big problem for the industry and one way they deal with this problem by dumping the problem into our rivers and streams.


Farmers fighting pipelines

What happens when eminent domain puts organic farmers crops at risk? We helped Mick Luber protect his property and rights to make a living off his land.

 
 

 
 
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke
 
 

WE ARE PROVIDING LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO AT RISK COMMUNITIES AND INDIVIDUALS ON THE FRONTLINES OF ENVIRONMENTAL DECLINE.

CAN YOU HELP US?

 
 

 
 
 

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