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Concerns in Vienna, Ohio center around possible in...

VIENNA TWP., Ohio – Concerns and questions surround a request to begin using an injection well site near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. KTCA Holdings, LLC recently asked the Ohio Department of Natural Resources if it could operate an injection well off of Route 193 at the same location where Kleese Development Associates installed a drilling rig. KTCA Holdings purchased the site from KDA in 2015. An order for...

Ohio Residents Clash With State and County Governm...

For years, local Ohioans have been told by courts and elected officials that they have no control over fracking — “it is a matter of state law.” However, groups of determined residents are refusing to accept this argument, taking steps to establish local democratic control over what they see as vital societal questions of health, safety, and planetary survival. But not without resistance from their own governments. In recent...

Politics over public health

Once again, politics have been chosen over progress and the results are embarrassing for the State of Ohio. On Aug. 1, Ohio joined in a lawsuit against the EPA along with 12 other states arguing that the recently established rules for new and modified oil and gas operations will negatively affect the bottom line of the industry. The states argue that the regulations are “burdensome and unnecessary.” Do you know what is...

Anti-fracking proposal back on Youngstown ballot f...

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Oil & Gas Threat Map

Ohio 90,313active oil & gas wells, compressors and processors 3.1 MILLIONpeople live in the threat radius 1county exceeds EPA’s cancer risk level of concern 2,588schools are in the threat radius 109medical facilities are in the threat radius 13,697sq. miles are covered by the threat radius Click image to view map. Learn How To use the maps. Are there standards that control methane emitted from existing oil and gas...

Fracking in Johnstown

Dear Friends, Below is a letter I received and I suspect others have as well. I think we should go next Saturday. I will be there. I am sure we should tell others, put it on web site. Hi All,      My name is Kelly Walker and I am with the Columbus Community Bill of Rights—we are gathering signatures to pass a city ordinance that would basically ban fracking and it’s waste products from the city of Columbus, we...

Area residents opposed to NEXUS compressor plan &#...

Crowd packs meeting on proposed Waterville facility A boisterous crowd of nearly 600 packed the Waterville Primary Community Room on Wednesday night for a state environmental hearing on the compressor station NEXUS Gas Transmission wants to build in Waterville Township along Moosman Drive, south of Neapolis Waterville Road. image: http://www.toledoblade.com/image/2016/03/17/300x_b1_cCM_z/n5protestcrowd.jpg Emilie Judy, with...

Advocates form fund to push environmental issues i...

Environmental advocates plan to bring more muscle to the fights in Ohio over clean water, energy standards, coal power plants and other issues where business interests traditionally hold strong political clout. For years, the Ohio Environmental Council has done policy work, legal work and coalition building in the Statehouse, often wrestling well-heeled interests including power companies, the oil and gas industry and other...

Pipeline compressor station in southern Medina Cou...

WESTFIELD TWP.: A proposed Nexus Pipeline compressor station in southern Medina County would pose a health threat and increased cancer risk to neighbors, according to experts hired by a grass-roots group. The facility between Wadsworth and Seville is likely to release benzene, formaldehyde and radon at health-threatening levels, said Joanne Belovich, a chemical engineering professor at Cleveland State, who was hired by...

Ohio’s Energy Future Tour – Final Repo...

PAVING THE WAY TO A NEW ENERGY VISION Ohio’s 21st century energy policy should embrace cleaner resources and technological innovation to benefit both businesses and consumers. An energy future centered around these characteristics would invigorate a rapidly growing renewable energy and energy efficiency market that diversifies the state’s portfolio, establish market certainty, ensure reliability and affordability, transform...

Thousands of C8 (TEFLON) suits against DuPont floo...

A decade-long legal battle accusing DuPont of being responsible for life-threatening medical problems among Ohio River residents is flooding federal court in Columbus. Nearly 2,500 personal-injury lawsuits have been filed against DuPont as part of multidistrict litigation assigned to U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus Jr. and Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers. More than 600 already are in federal court, and the...

Community leaders join environmental group asking ...

The oil and gas drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” such as at this well in Pennsylvania, is opposed by neighborhood groups who accuse the operations of polluting the air and drinking water, and causing earthquakes.Associated Press file photo COLUMBUS, Ohio – A citizen-based environmental advocacy group today delivered a letter signed by more than 100 elected officials calling on Gov....

Granville Farmers Market to Feature Solar in Licki...

The Granville Farmers Market will feature “Solar in Licking County” as its market theme this Saturday, July 11. Participants will include students and staff from the YES Club, Licking County Concerned Citizens, the Licking County Solar Co-op, and solar homeowners, David and Jeanne Rouse. Allen Schwartz, local artist and musician, will provide solar-themed music with YES youth. Come to the Solar in Licking County tables to...

Athens (Ohio) County Commissioners Declare a Morat...

By STEVE ROBB Messenger staff journalist The Athens Messenger State officials are being asked by the Athens County Commissioners to put a moratorium on the issuance of new injection well permits. Whether it has any impact may be determined by how many other counties make similar requests. The commissioners’ vote to seek the moratorium came during a meeting Tuesday with members of the Athens County Fracking Action Network...

Athens County Fracking Action Network appeals K�...

Athens County Fracking Action Network has appealed the recent permitting of the K&H#3 injection well, the third to be drilled on the Torch, Ohio, site owned by Jeff Harper of West Virginia. The latest Athens County radioactive frack waste injection well was permitted last month by Ohio Department of Natural Resources, under Governor John Kasich, in spite of hundreds of appeals from Athens County residents as well as...