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100 downtown protesters oppose fracking

Published: Wed, November 30, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m.


About 100 fracking protestors are standing outside the First National Tower downtown calling for a moratorium on fracking. The protestors also marched around the Covelli Centre, the site of today's Youngstown Ohio Utica and Natural Gas conference and expo.

About 100 fracking protestors are standing outside the First National Tower downtown.

Protestors want a moratorium on fracking, a process in which water, chemicals and sand are blasted into rocks thousands of feet below the ground to unlock natural oil and gas.

The protestors also marched around the Covelli Centre, site of today's Utica Shale conference.

There are also unconfirmed reports that another set of protestors is attempting to blockade a D&L injection well site in Youngstown.


1venuschild(21 comments)posted 3 years ago

I agree, these folks should educate themselves before protesting something like this! Makes them look like a big JOKE

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2Silence_Dogood(1384 comments)posted 3 years ago

It is the right of every liberal to remain uneducated, in fact, it is their obligation.

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3author50(1121 comments)posted 3 years ago

Is this where all the local democrats gathered their required signatures for seeking elected office?

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

I applaud their resolve . Now let's get serious ! Scap those cars so you wont be tempted to feed the beast . Sever the gas line going to your house and remove it . Together we can shut down those nasty oil and gas companies .

Govenment Surplus sleeping bags are available at the Army-Navy stores so there is no need to heat your house . Plans for an ecotoilet are available so there is no need to worry about flush water or toilets freezing .



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5republicanRick(1248 comments)posted 3 years ago

Did the Saudis complain when they found oil under their land?

Did Californians protest and complain when gold was discovered there in 1849?

Do South Africans complain about all the diamonds in their mines?

NO, but ill-informed and scared of progress Youngstowners complain about natural gas under their feet. These people need a psychologist and scientist to help them get over their scare-of-life mental state.

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6lumper(284 comments)posted 3 years ago

even if fracking proves to be a problem, new technology will quickly be invented and implemented, because there's billions of dollars to be made. ohio has always taken in new jerseys trash. point being it is a toxic wasteland already ohio is not a pristine state. remember the deerfield superfund dump cleanup ? gotta love that sign about steel for windmills. she needs to go to palm springs and see how ugly and noisy a real wind farm is.

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7lumper(284 comments)posted 3 years ago

P.S. if somebody gets a job paying a reasonable wage, they could afford bottled water, thus keeping another industry afloat !!!

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8Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 3 years ago

Why not just protest everything!!! I'm shocked someone isn't protesting the VM expansion.

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

It seems as though most of these fine people who are protesting are not amongst the ranks of the employed . . ..

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10Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 3 years ago


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11Luvthyneighbor2(1 comment)posted 3 years ago

Despite what Stan seems to think, many of the protesters today are HIGHLY educated, gainfully employed taxpayers of Ohio who don't wish to have OUR water and air poisoned, as have other states who have submitted to fracking. True ignorance is to believe that natural gas drilling is benign.
Your greed is showing and it isn't attractive.

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12Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

"P.S. if somebody gets a job paying a reasonable wage, they could afford bottled water, thus keeping another industry afloat !!!" - - -Yippie maybe it can be from brine -chemical soup.Think of the 10 jobs bottled brine water will create. It will offset the millions lost to free trade.And people can be made sick which can keep the doctors and drug companies moving. Neato.

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

I see people with lots of time on their hands and not having a clue . Now where is all that polution caused by drilling in Ohio ? The Kish landfill however polluted plenty of water wells . Septic tanks are another big polluter . Let's ban them and go back to outhouses . When industry shuts down for lack of gas and oil who will pay your welfare bill ?

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14Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

A little jingle- Drink the brine aide and you'll see 2+2= 3. Everyone together now nice and loud.
If the earth beneath you shakes no it doesn't mean earthquakes. Jobs jobs are what we need water isn't a necessity.

Denial its not just a river.

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15Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

Questions ? -just ask Carl :)

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16informed(3 comments)posted 3 years ago

We are educated-my partner has a bachelors, two masters and a doctorate in polymer engineering. As far as knowing what we were protesting it was stated in the article above which was obviously to difficult for "hunter21" to read,hmmm. We want a moratorium on fracking until all the information is disclosed, such as what chemicals are injected into the ground- the industry is stalling on disclosing this! Many people took time off from work to go to the march, protest and rally. As far as "Stan" goes, the pollution is much closer than you know, perhaps you could use a little educating yourself. Then there is "Bigben" who states that "water isn't a necessity." Well "Bigben", this shows your lack of medical knowledge, -the human body cannot survive for more than a few days without "clean water", without it you will die. "Venuschild" we are educated. Oh, and by the way I do drink from the tap with a filter attached since most bottled water is a joke since a lot of it is nothing more than tap water.---Some of the above comments seem like simple thought from simple minds. Peace and read a book, you just might learn something!

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17informed(3 comments)posted 3 years ago

"Bigben" -perhaps I misunderstand you, I hope you are being satirical?!

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18Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

"Bigben" -perhaps I misunderstand you, I hope you are being satirical?! - - - -Indeed.

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19informed(3 comments)posted 3 years ago

Bigben, my apologies, it was late and was tired- I mis-interpeted your intent.

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20Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

informed -- No worries I was pretty exhausted when I wrote that. Sometimes you just laugh at things because there is so much stupidity on the part of those who wish to remain uninformed.

I mean we have common sense and people who have worked in the industry but that is not enough for some to agree that a step back is warranted. I don't know maybe the need to be right over rides their sense of reason.

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21Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

"Shale jobs are estimated to reach 200,000 within the next 20 years ..." -- - According to the drilling corporations ?

"...about those who were arrested disrupting business. None are from Youngstown, they were from West Virginia and other outside areas."- - - Do you think they may have seen the negative side of fracking in their areas? Something motivated these people and I wouldn't think it is a fear of job creation.

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22Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

Studies have shown that fracking does nothing to contaminate water supplies. - -- Whose studies ? Studies down by fracking companies or folks that may have received funding from them ? Get real.

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23Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

I am still waiting for the feeble minded to lead the way .


There is no need for petroleum products ! We can all be part of a formidable force to eliminate their production by not using any . Together we can do it .




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24Silence_Dogood(1384 comments)posted 3 years ago

Big ben makes an interesting question,""...about those who were arrested disrupting business. None are from Youngstown, they were from West Virginia and other outside areas."- - - Do you think they may have seen the negative side of fracking in their areas? Something motivated these people and I wouldn't think it is a fear of job creation."
Well lets look for a COMMON DENOMINATOR.
Let's see, could it be that they ALL go to the same Collage as a child of BOB HAGAN's go's to. Do you think that is the answer, if that is what you guessed then you would be correct.Do you think that the "MOTIVATION" for these kid's came from a HAGAN.

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25DrSabato(1 comment)posted 3 years ago

What they are doing to the planets irreplaceable water supply will someday make Love Canal look like a minor inconvenience . I know we have to feed our families but are we being pimped out for their profits?

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26Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

Silence_Dogood "Do you think that the "MOTIVATION" for these kid's came from a HAGAN." - -If that were the case then job well done. You mean the industry can float funds to the governor and the ODNR but someone can't influence college kids for the good of drinking water.SERIOUSLY?

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27Laker(21 comments)posted 3 years ago

You spoke too soon Metsfan806!
Fracking does contaminate ground water


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28southsidedave(4840 comments)posted 3 years ago

Regardless of how fracking affects groundwater; if there is money to be made, the corporations will push forward to make that almighty dollar.

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29Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

The Kish Landfill contaminated far more water wells than any drilling activity in the area . Who cares, right ? . . ..

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30slappysmith(55 comments)posted 3 years ago

stan is right for once in his life, the kish landfill did contaminate more water tables than drilling has. so by stans sense of reasoning we should give the drillers a chance to make kish's pollution look like nothing compared to what fracking does. that way they make money we dont get anything but contaminated water...and if you think there will be all these new jobs coming. they havent came to any other regions so what makes you think they will come here?

you have to love the new buzz word job creators. they havent created anything after all these years of tax cuts so time for them to start paying the piper like the rest of us

you have to love conservative's thinking. it shows herd mentality is stronger than anyone could imagine.

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31Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

So by slappysmith's reasoning we should penalize the innocent for the crimes of the guilty . Sounds reasonable . . .. The Kish pollution should then be blamed on the next gas well drilled . . ..

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32Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago

You are right Carl ! The water being flavored by the Kish Landfill should be looked upon as a new taste treat . It could also have medicinal benefits in that it could reduce the percentage of feeble mindedness within the ranks of the liberals by reducing their life spans .

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33Bigben(1996 comments)posted 3 years ago

"... there is no such thing as pollution." - - I have heard it all now.

I do like your idea about incinerating some of the waste over land filling it. The stuff that can't be recycled ought to be burned.There maybe a method to filter the smoke and burying the filter afterward saving space and too.

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34Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years ago




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