Injection well protest planned Saturday near turnpike


As part of hundreds of Rise for Climate events this weekend, a protest will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the entrance to an injection well off of state Route 7 just south of the Ohio Turnpike.

Injection wells are a means of disposal of the wastewater from natural gas and oil drilling operations. The North Lima injection well is operated by Bobcat Energy, which has applied to construct an injection well in the southeast corner of the intersection of state Routes 7 and 80 in Hubbard Township, Trumbull County.

Saturday is the Rise For Climate day of global action that includes thousands of events around the world to demand governments commit to building a fossil-fuel-free world, according to a news release from activist Werner Lange of Newton Falls. The Rise for Climate web site says 348 organisations are part of Rise for Climate, including environmental groups; faith groups; social, racial and immigrant justice groups; unions; and youth groups.

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