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40 demonstrators block access to fracking well in North Jackson



Published: Sun, October 14, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m.

40 demonstrators block access to fracking well in North Jackson

Staff report

NORTH JACKSON

About 40 demonstrators from Frackfree Mahoning Valley blockaded access to a horizontal fracturing well under construction in Jackson Township today.

The well is operated by Consol Energy, and the group says it is located within the environmentally protected area that surrounds the Meander Reservoir, which provides more than 200,000 people in the Mahoning Valley with drinking water.

The protesters blockaded access to the well pad for almost five hours, starting at 10:45 am, after which the blockade was ended, according to Sam Rubin, a member of the anti-fracking group.

The blockade took place without arrests or confrontation with workers or police, Rubin said.

Protesters were supported by people from across Ohio, who chanted, sang songs, and listened to addresses by Rev. Monica Baisley-Martin, and Attorney Staughton Lind.

The action was organized under the banner of Frackfree Mahoning and Frackfree America.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


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1Attis(829 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Bravo!

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2Freeatlast(1989 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

And the Wackos come out from under there rocks and you say brovo .!!! WOW how low can you go

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3bumbob(123 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

"....you say brovo .!!! "

And I say typo. I'm glad that the fracking site was protested. Ohio is willing to poison its resources in the name of a quick buck, and that's terrible. That some are not being complacent and instead questioning the practice should be admired.

Since the steel industry faltered all those decades ago people started to get desperate. And so they now lick their chops at any promise of jobs and money no matter what the long term consequences may be.

Some caution is in order on this one, Ohio. Don't bow to the slick salesmen promising you everything.

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4commoncitizen(949 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

bum, where are your FACTS that fracking "poisons" anything?

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5Attis(829 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

common: drink their toxic wastewater and toxic chemical solvents these frackers inject by millions of gallons into aquifers, rock formations and mother earth, and let me know how you feel afterwards, OK?

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6Freeatlast(1989 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

How could anything hurt North Jackson . It is all ready the dump of the state . Get real !!!!

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7maxborenstein(27 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Blocking public or private ways is NOT a peaceful protest. It amounts to a crime against capitalism and private property rights. Therefore, the proper course of action would be to incarcerate these criminals in the local county jail. That would serve to re-educate these liberals.

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8James_S(259 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Drilling one hole for oil and gas on leased property using composite concrete for encasement without injecting brine and other hazardous substances and fracturing the shale and extracting the oil and gas TO BE USED IN THE USA- YES.

Horizontally drilling many holes invading other people's property (including State-owned property such as Meander Reservoir and Beaver Creek State Park) and injecting brine and other hazardous substances causing pollution of groundwater (that will pollute Meander Reservoir, Beaver Creek and the Mahoning River) and then fracturing the shale and extracting the oil and gas TO BE USED IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE USA- NO!!!

(And why are "landowners" not allowed to extract oil and gas on their own property for their own use or for starting their own business selling oil and gas to their community?- maybe because so-called "landowners" really don't own the land to begin with?)

"Don't be fooled"

It's all about THEIR $$$MONEY$$$ that they use to their advantage to control us.

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9southsidedave(4709 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

Sorry to say, but fracking is here to stay. $$$

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