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Community solar power system under study

Bryn Mawr site potential host for Granville area endeavor The house at 3758 Lancaster Road, once the site of the Bryn Mawr Restaurant, may soon have banks of solar panels. A group of a dozen people met June 25 in Granville to discuss the project, a community-owned solar power generating system. “This project could serve as a national model for community collaboration, local sustainability and building neighborhood...

Licking County Concerned Citizens arranged for 30 ...

On Monday, June 24, 2013 the Licking County Soil & Water Conservation District guided 30 people down the Licking River. The group was made up of Concerned Citizens for Public Health and Environment and the Licking County Bicycle Club. The float was a pleasant evening after an afternoon thunderstorm. Here are some pictures taken by Aaron Kierns who is author of the book, “Black Hand Gorge: A Journey Thru Time,”...

Resistance in Ohio, Fracking’s Dumping Groun...

The Ohio River valley is lush in the spring. The eastern Ohio River, one of America’s most economically vital waterways, winds through the rolling green foothills of Appalachia as it ambles past small towns and cities in Ohio and West Virginia. The valley has been heavily industrialized for decades. Coal-burning power plants, chemical processing facilities and mills dot the riverside. In 2012, the Ohio River was ranked...

Licking County Fracking Advisory Committee is reti...

TO:   Licking County Fracturing Advisory Committee Members FROM:   Licking County Commissioners Tim Bubb, Duane Flowers and Doug Smith DATE:  May 23, 2013 RE:    Thanks for your service to Licking County First of all ‘thanks’ for serving on the Licking County Fracking Advisory Committee in 2012 and 2013.    Your service to Licking County is very much appreciated! During the past year this special purpose committee met eight...

Training available for Air Quality Monitors, Satur...

On May 6, 2013, at 12:50 PM, Christine Hughes wrote: I don’t know if you heard about the events Athens County Fracking Action Group is helping to host this weekend, including a public presentation by Global Community Monitor Friday evening, and a free full training on Saturday (organic lunch included!) for 20 citizens to learn how to take air quality samples from sites related to the shale drilling industry.  I will...

Keystone XL Pipeline ‘All Risk, No Reward’ State D...

GRAND ISLAND, Nebraska, April 18, 2013 (ENS) – Opponents of TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline packed a State Department public hearing on its latest environmental analysis of the pipeline to warn that it is all risk for the United States, with no reward. More than 1,000 pipeline opponents – far outnumbering supporters – packed a hearing room in Grand Island Wednesday to deliver that message to the State Department...

EPA criticizes State Department on Keystone XL pip...

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) — The U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency said the State Department was shortsighted in  giving the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline a mostly favorable review. At the same time, a former State Department official said he expected  President Barack  Obama would approve the 1,700-mile pipeline system that would transport  petroleum products from Canada and the northern United States to Texas...

The Keystone XL Pipeline and its politics, explain...

With the controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline extension surfacing yet again — opponents will hold a rally Wednesday night in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, outside a fundraiser President Obama is headlining–we thought we’d clarify a few points about the contentious project. (For more details, read Steven Mufson’s new e-book, “Keystone XL: Down the Line.”) What is the Keystone XL pipeline? The Keystone XL...

Licking County Concerned Citizens to Meet Sunday, ...

Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM United Church of Granville Southwest Corner of the Intersection of Main Street and Broadway in Granville, OH Join us to watch the “MUST SEE” documentary film, FUEL, a Sundance winner for BEST Documentary audience award and a New York Times CRITIC’s PICK. From Internet Movie Database: “Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11-year journey around the world to...

Concerned Citizens Meeting on February 17, 2013 Re...

GRANVILLE — The Licking County Concerned Citizens for Public Health and Environment met for the fourth time Sunday in Granville. The committee’s focus was to discuss issues involving fracking in Licking County, something they are against. Fracking is a process whereby a large volume of water mixed with sand and chemicals is forced at high pressure into cracks in the shale to extract natural gas and oil. Currently, there is...

EPA Invites Comments on Permit for ATEX Ethane Pip...

Ohio EPA will hold 3 different public information sessions and public hearings relative to issues of lower water quality. These meetings will be: 1) March 18, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Sibcy Cline Building (Warren County), 103 Oregonia Road, Lebanon, Ohio, 45036; and, 2) March 20, 2013, 6 p.m., David Barber Civic Center (Tuscarawas County), 1066 East State Street, Newcomerstown, Ohio, 43832; and 3) March 21, 2013, 6:00 p.m., Teays...

Granville Board of Education Rejects Request for S...

After community members spoke both for and against seismic testing at the Intermediate School the board held a discussion among themselves. The vote on the request from David R. Hill Inc. follows: Rentel = NO Cornman = NO Ginise = YES Miller = YES Deeds = NO Those voting Yes for seismic testing expressed the belief that the testing would not create any environmental risks to the student because there would be no implied...

Concerned Citizens Meeting Notes from January 13, ...

Meeting Notes for January 13, 2013 Licking County Concerned Citizens for Public Health and Environment Here is a brief description of the activities at the meeting of 39 concerned citizens. Seismic Testing at theIntermediateSchool A former school board member explained the issues and concerned that were considered three years ago during the decision to not allow seismic testing. The benefits were not high enough to put the...

Meeting Reminder – Sunday, January 13th at 2...

DATE: Sunday, January 13, 2013 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PLACE: United Church of Granville southwest corner of the intersection of Main Streetand Broadway in Granville,Ohio Concerned Citizens for Public Health and Environment Online at www.LcountyFracking.org Revised Agenda (January 10, 2013) Excerpt from Video: Climate Change… by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow Created to be the single best quickie overview of the problem (and...

Granville, Ohio school board considers seismic tes...

Board may take action Feb. 11 GRANVILLE — Granville school officials are considering a request from a geological exploration company for permission to conduct a seismic test on Granville Intermediate School property for the presence of oil and gas. David R. Hill Inc., of Byesville, is seeking permission in a letter dated Dec. 12, 2012, to conduct such a test on the western half of the 180-acre intermediate school property,...