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Protest planned at Youngstown shale conference

Published: Wed, November 16, 2011 @ 6:33 p.m.

Protest planned at Youngstown shale conference


Fracking Exposed: A State of Emergency, will protest Nov. 30 at the Covelli Centre at the same time as the YOUNG 2011 Utica and Marcellus Shale Conference and Expo.

The group believes there is unwarranted hype surrounding the economic, safety and environmental impacts of natural oil and gas drilling and a process called fracking.

Fracking is a process in which water, chemicals and sand are blasted through pipes into rocks thousands of feet below the ground to unlock natural gas and oil.

The group will initially meet at 8 a.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Youngstown before protesting at the Covelli Centre at 12:15 p.m. and at the square downtown.


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Get real ! Let's dig up the gas line to the house and remove it . Park the car and put it up for sale . Those nasty oil and gas companies need to be taught a lesson !

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2Attis(1114 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

All the major players in this fracking business (V&M, Chesapeake, etc) have headquarters and investors thousands of miles away from the Mahoning Valley. We have become a colony with allegedly rich natural resources for these greedy corporations, foreign and domestic. After they ruin our roads, rape our earth and pollute our aquifers, they will laugh all the way to the bank while local residents are left completely fracked. Stop it before it begins.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago


We can do it . . . ..


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4nealster32(1 comment)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

For all the negative people out there that dont have a clue and should not believe everything they read....Every established gas well that you see in Ohio has been fracked at one time or another and I dont hear of any water well issues or enviromental issues and some of these wells are 50 yrs old. Fracking has been around for a very long time and the issues that have made the paper about water wells being destroyed is due to neglegence with the company that drilled the well,not the fracking process. And for those that think we dont need natural gas and oil...how will you heat your home when its cold outside and can you really aford a $40,000 electric car. Finally an economic break for the Ohio Valley and these people cant stand prosperity. I work in the industry and Im all for alternative energy but at what cost and who can afford it. Dont forget, Natural gas is one of the cleanest energy resources we have and I'm sure that all the negative people out there still drive a car or suv that runs on gasoline. When will people look at the big picture and realize we are funding the 3rd world countries and they would love nothing more than to wipe us off the map by handcuffing us to rely on their resources and not our own.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

The fools who champion shutting down all drilling activity will be the first scream when it affects them . The effects will be catastrophic beyond measure with no recovery .

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6lovethiscity(169 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Stan...hey how about stepping away from your keyboard for a minute and getting some fresh air? You might find that you actually enjoy it. And while you're at it, how about moving out of your mommy's basement, getting a job, and becoming a contributing member of society?

Keyboard warrior is not something productive people aspire to be. And posting nonsense 9469 times only confirms for all the fool you are.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

lovethiscity :

"how about moving out of your mommy's basement, getting a job, and becoming a contributing member of society?"

This wouldn't be a job offer by chance would it ? I also need a mentor such as yourself to learn more about nonsense . . ..

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8db(280 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Comrades, STOP ALL DRILLING!!! We don't need jobs. We don't need money. Oil & gas was put there by God and should not be removed except by Muslim Arabs. Barrack Obama will provide for us and we can stay in our tents warmed by campfires. Ban all automobiles; bicycles are better. Heat only with corncobs. Read our Communist Manifestos by candlelight. Close all factories; they pollute and enslave us to paychecks. Father Obama will provide.

You tree hugging idiots have the IQ of an insect. Who cares where the corporation is headquartered?? Our country is funding middle-eastern anti-American terrorists and we refuse to mine our own oil & gas. We are bankrupt & jobless and you fools complain about fracking and mining. We have more oil & gas than all of the middle east and you want to ignore it. We should continue to buy from our enemies in Venezuela & Saudi Arabia? You fret over waste water. The mine waste from fracking produces spin off industries with huge job opportunities but apparently you didn't think of that. Maybe you guys should move to China where they'd watch you starve when their non-existent welfare check does not arrive.

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9walter_sobchak(2592 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Some really insightful points that you make. I wish Henry Ford would have given more thought into the ramifications of his mass-production of autos. I mean, look at all the buggywhip makers and farriers that he put out of business. And, what about International Harvestor and the perfection of the cotton-picking machine. Look at all the field laborers that they forced out. I just wish they would never had built the steel mills in Youngstown or the pottery plants in E. Liverpool. That way, this area would have never become so overbuilt and populated and we wouldn't be in the sorry state of affairs we are in now. But, you are correct. It isn't possible to prove that fracking does not cause seismic activity since I can only prove something that doesn't happen. But, hey, I'm just being a gadfly here, stirring the pot.

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10db(280 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

GEROMAJOR, YOU HAVE LOW IQ. Farmers in this area are a drop in the bucket of our nation's food supply. Marcellus & Utica shale is not found everywhere in this country and the nation's food supply is not threatened by some local farmers if they decide to retire.

But for the sake of argument, let's say the cost of food is impacted by local farmers; have you noticed the price hikes we are now paying for food due to escalating trucking costs? farmer production costs? energy costs for warehouses & retailers? That is all petroleum related. We in this area are lucky enough to have this natural resource and idealistic tree huggers like you want to ignore it.

Maybe we need a multi-million dollar, several-year-long government study first, eh? Go in debt to China more, eh? fund terrorism awhile longer, huh? Stay unemployed and all get on the Obama welfare plan? Maybe foreigners should buy up our land and when drilling is approved; they will own it. Wake up lib; your liberal arguments have no merit.

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11Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Thank the libs for high fuel prices due to the no drill attitude . . .. BTW high fuel prices affect farming in a very big way . . ..

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12walter_sobchak(2592 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

duh...You obtain the skill! Welders are in short supply. I also realize that many farmers are giving up dairy since they have gotten the royalties because dairy is very demanding. But, that is their choice. Any drilling activity can cause a shift in the earth, not just fracking. But, energy is the life blood of our nation and our economy. We have the opportunity to provide our own here, but tree huggers are trying to stop it. Drill!

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