Support Jill Hunkler's Environmental Advocacy

Seventh-generation Ohio Valley resident Jill Antares Hunkler was forced from her home at the headwaters of the historically pristine Captina Creek Watershed in Belmont County, Ohio, after being surrounded by oil and gas infrastructure and the associated pollution from a compressor station, 78 fracking wells, a transfer station and an interstate pipeline with numerous gathering pipelines, all within a five-mile radius of her front door. The noxious odors, throat irritation, headaches,  nausea, vertigo, rashes, mental confusion, disorientation, numbness, and body aches and pains quickly became unbearable. That's when Jill decided to fight back. 

Today, Jill is an advocate and community leader who fights tirelessly against fossil fuel development in the Ohio River Valley. On Earth Day 2021, Jill testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment alongside internationally renowned youth climate activist Greta Thunberg and a group of climate experts. She spoke truth to power about the devastating impacts of federal fossil fuel subsidies on local communities. According to Jill, "continuing to subsidize the fossil fuel industry will not only perpetuate the climate crisis, but the plastics pollution, environmental justice and public health crises, as well."

Please consider a small donation to help Jill continue her crucially important organizing work in the Ohio River Valley. Local communities depend on outspoken environmental leaders like Jill as a voice of opposition to toxic, radioactive fracking and petrochemical development. Your donation will help Jill advocate on behalf of communities devastated by industry expansion up and down the Ohio River. 

About Jill:

Jill Hunkler is a mother, teacher, artist, writer, environmental advocate, and grassroots organizer. She is a seventh generation Ohio resident in Belmont County, the most heavily fracked in the state. She considers herself a fracking refugee. Due to the vast oil and gas infrastructure that polluted her country home in the Slope Creek Valley, she experienced negative health impacts, and was forced to relocate. She educates the public about the threats we face due to the polluting and destructive oil and gas and petrochemical industries. She has helped empower people in her community and beyond to stand up for their rights for a healthy environment. Together they had some success in their protective campaigns. Her mission is to promote peace, clean energy solutions, and a healthy and protected Mother Earth for current and future generations.

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