Some of the drill, baby, drill crowd just crack me up. You are all pro-drilling until the thought of having an impoundment pond is slated for your back yard. You make fun of the antis and call them names and insult them on a daily basis. You even go so far as to lie and insist they are well-funded, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Enter impoundment pond issues, especially after all the findings of radiactivity in waste water in PA and now you don't want them. Just view the Go Marcellus website and see the pro-drillers whining away about them. Rather than admit you were wrong on some issues, you are gathering forces to call the Gov and other lawmakers. Ohio has become the toilet of America for drilling wastes and you are just waking up to it. Those bonuses and royalties won't mean diddly when every drop of water in Ohio is polluted and rendered unusable from gas drilling and the associated waste. Maybe those antis were right from the beginning. Maybe you ought to stand up with them from time to time and help them stop the infrastructure and processing plants before you all glow in the dark.
October 20, 2013 at 6:23 p.m.
There is absolute prrof that the flowback water is radioactive and has contaminated in PA. One stream is now a radioactive site for at least the next 1600 years. Why on earth would Ohio allow this as well as the trucks hauling to and from these ponds? Why on earth would any trucker want any part of transporting this?
October 6, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
So nice to see a town in Ohio get smart.
October 4, 2013 at 8:49 a.m.
This is insanity! Keep them out of your town and don't back down to their bullying! Keep the ban!
September 10, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.
Good. Let the taxpayers pay to convert the vehicles. Then let them pay more when we export the gas overseas and our rates skyrocket. Then the taxpayers can pay again to convert them back. Meanwhile, not a drop of water in Ohio will be good to drink because the idiots in charge have to promote even more fracking. Good government plan!
August 30, 2013 at 5:48 p.m.
Why would ANYONE be excited that Ohio is now the dumping ground for American shale drilling? You are now the proud recipient of waste that is not only toxic, but RADIOACTIVE!!! In speaking with some workers, the alarms are going off at a higher rate for this type of waste and instead of turning the waste away, they are told to simply turn the alarms off and let the trucks dump this "hot" waste!
August 14, 2013 at 6:22 a.m.
Range is so full of crap! The court documents back up my statement!
August 13, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.
I love how the pro-frackers just hate it when people get together to oppose their massive degradation of our communities. They are jealous of how much support there is to stop fracking. As for the promise of jobs, jobs, jobs..... PALEEZE! We all know the jobs are not there for our locals. I tend to think of pro-frackers as child haters. They want to suck all they can out of the ground for momentary financial gain, while not giving a crap about what we are doing to the air and water for our children and grandchildren. More jobs will come from the manufacture and distribution of renewable energy than fracking could ever possibly bring. Life sustaining, bill paying, long lasting jobs, and they won't hurt our kids and the kids that come after them. Stop being so selfish.
July 29, 2013 at 5:55 a.m.
Ohio could do their residents so much more good by accepting and promoting renewable energy. Your government has made your state the dumping ground of America. You deserve so much better than that. You need to make this an election issue and get out all those politicians that are allowing you to be systematically poisoned for profit!
July 1, 2013 at 6:43 a.m.
That's a load of bull. Fracfocus does NOT list the "proprietary" chemicals, so you don't know what is in the mix, let alone what our responders will be exposed to. Some chemicals are deadly and cause cancer in parts per billion. So, not only do our responders need to know what is in the mix, but the residents also need to know.
June 24, 2013 at 8:02 a.m.