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State officials close down Weathersfield injection wells because of possible earthquake link

So, why do we know there was an earthquake in Weathersfield ? Was it because so many people felt it ? No, in fact no one reported feeling it.
The reason we know is thanks to the seismic equipment in the area due to the large earthquakes in the past.
In other words without that equipment we probably would never have known this one occurred.
Which raises the question, was this earthquake caused by the injection well? Or could it be a part of naturally occurring seismic events that we just never knew about?
All speculation right? Yes. So the best course of action is to take a deep breath, or take a pill and relax. Let's allow the ODNR to do their job and have this discussion when we have all of the facts.

September 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. suggest removal

Weathersfield injection well owner says shut-down could hurt Valley industry

We are all interested in money, we are all interested in profit. Why else go to work, we profit off of our labor.
He isn't delaying anything, it's called due process.
Which one of us would passively allow the government to claim we did something wrong and take our property ? This man is doing no more than any of us would to protect our property.

September 5, 2014 at 1:58 p.m. suggest removal

Weathersfield injection well owner says shut-down could hurt Valley industry

There was no illegal activity here, no crime committed.
There was no cover-up.
The rock layers that protect our water source were affected (cracked).
There was no danger to health.
Fearmongering is disgusting and you all should be ashamed for spreading unfounded rumors.

September 4, 2014 at 7:31 p.m. suggest removal

Weathersfield injection well owner says shut-down could hurt Valley industry

robotboy,

The first sad issue here is that the comments on this thread are being made sober.
The second sad issue is these people are so ill- informed and they vote.

September 4, 2014 at 7:20 p.m. suggest removal

Anti-frackers are back for the fourth time with a charter amendment

I and other opponents, of the charter amendment,knew and expressed our belief that the proponents of the anti fracking amendment had an ulterior motive. They want to control ALL business in the city.
Just consider their own words "It's more than a fracking ban. It's about a community's right to allow what businesses come into the city".
First: these people lied to the voters of Youngstown about their motives. On that point alone I would not support their amendment. Second: the city has a mechanism in place to control what businesses come into the city. It's called City Council, City Ordinances and zoning laws.
The true issue here for the amendment is that these folks are in the minority and they can't take no for an answer. So they want to change the system in order to shove their radical agenda down the throats of the citizens of Youngstown.
Fortunately the voters of Youngstown have seen through the misinformation about the amendment and have voted it down three times.
Now admitting their ulterior motive will only doom the amendment to a fourth loss.

August 5, 2014 at 9:07 p.m. suggest removal

EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

This story is completely false.
The study used to make this claim was a joke. The people who performed the study stated they were going to look for areas of high methane counts. Get that ? They went looking for it.
They used 99 well sites and found 7 sites with high methane count and through out the 92 that didn't. Then they used the figures from the 7 entered it into a computer program which came up with the figures that supposedly dispute the EPA figures. You know what they say about computer programs ? Garbage in garbage out, and that's what this study is; garbage.

Typical anti shale misinformation. These people just can't tell the truth.

May 2, 2014 at 4:55 p.m. suggest removal

ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

The anti shale folks who are promoting the charter amendment cite ODNR incompetence as a reason for it's passage.

These new regs are more proof that we have a trusty worthy agency in the ODNR.

The effort to promote the charter amendment is nothing more than fear mongering. There is no basis to the negative claims and campaign.

I have always felt that in order to convince people of the validity of your position a positive message is the best course of action. Show me the benefits of voting for something. We don't have that with the charter amendment. Instead all we get is fear mongering.

VOTE NO MAY 6TH on the charter amendment.

April 25, 2014 at 1:29 p.m. suggest removal

The question remains

If you have to promote your point of view using negative fear mongering then it is not worth supporting.

So it is with the charter amendment. You never hear any of the proponents tell about the benefits; that's because there are none. All they have is fear mongering.

The amendment is an anti shale development piece of legislation. Notice I said " anti " it doesn't promote anything positive.

Shale development will have a "positive" impact in our area, help support that development - Vote No May 6th !

April 25, 2014 at 10:17 a.m. suggest removal

Youngstown fracking ban on ballot for 3rd time

The development of shale does not cause environmental ruin. This is all just fear mongering used to promote a nonsensical piece of legislation.
If you have to use fear tactics to promote your point it instead of promoting the benefits then people should see that it isn't worth voting for.
Fear is all the pro charter amendment folks have, they have never been willing to discuss the "merits" of the amendment. That's because there are none.

Vote No May 6th

April 25, 2014 at 10:12 a.m. suggest removal

The question remains

All the anti crowd has is an effort to create fear and apprehension in the public by using sensational false information.

The fact is that the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has been used in over 100,000 wells in the U.S. and Canada. One of the sensational fear mongering claims of environmental doom have come true. Nor have the unfounded claims of dangers to public health.

April 25, 2014 at 10:07 a.m. suggest removal

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