Don't be fooled. They've already done it in neighborhoods elsewhere. Putting your trust in the governor or ODNR is a huge mistake. Now is not the time for cowardice.
September 18, 2013 at 9:50 p.m.
"This would stop the city from selling water to energy companies or to other municipalities,” Bennett said. “If you do that, you would be in violation of your own ordinance.”
Wrong. Doesn't meant that at all. Produced water in this context is water that is a by-product of oil and gas drilling.
It would not prevent Niles from selling their own water. That is nonsense.
That ordinance is not a violation of state law as it is civil rights based.
You folks need to decide if your health and welfare is more important than money. There is a town in TX already sucked dry by drillers. 30 more towns will be out of water by years end. Wonder how much they'll have to pay for water now? T Boone Pickens bought up all the water he could and for good reason. It will be more valuable than oil. I left OH last year to get away from this fracking mess. So glad to be in a progressive are that values their environment. Lots of money to be made in renewable energy folks. Don't be misled. It's being done in Germany and places right here in the US. OH doesn't need that frack filth.
September 10, 2013 at 7:14 p.m.
Bear in mind drilling near older wells can cause that methane to migrate to water wells.
July 11, 2013 at 3:45 p.m.
"We’re thinking more along the lines of domestic terrorism and what that means for the company and the safety of the community.”
Puh-lease! What they really want is concerned citizens to be too scared to speak out. This is another intimidation tactic. Love how the press plays into their hands. Paint citizens worried about their air and water as domestic terrorists. The polluters are the real terrorists, let's not lose sight of that.
June 2, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Hope Lupo and all those involved are in jail today. They arrested people peacefully protesting at D&L (and boy don't they look like geniuses, now) immediately, while Lupo has been walking around free. That said, just want to point out that it doesn't matter how strict OH regulations are. Incidents like this both intentional and unintentional plague this industry. Thousands of violations in neighboring PA alone. Of course, it's all too late when discovered after the fact. Strict regulations and enforcement are good and needed, but they won't save us from this industry and the damage it does.
February 14, 2013 at 11:12 a.m.
The contamination of water issues aside, 3.25 a truck is a disgrace! Those are the taxpayer's resources. Do you think your water bill from Aqua would be anywhere near 3.25 for that much water? Once again politicians sell out to the corporations and the people are cheated.
May 17, 2012 at 3:51 p.m.
Sad thing is that there won't even be as many jobs as they claim. In PA, only about 4,100 oil and gas jobs after 4 years of drilling. Sure there has been some peripheral jobs created, but their unemployment rate has only been slightly less than OH's. What does that tell you? It's all a big lie. Ask yourself this, if a job could cause your kid to have cancer or die, would it be worth taking? Something to think about.
April 11, 2012 at 9:26 p.m.
Certainly, many of those everyday household items can make you sick or even kill you if consumed. Try drinking some anti-freeze and see what happens. We already know small amounts of that are deadly to animals. In humans it destroys the kidneys for one. Frankly, it's not just the chemicals they are putting into the ground. It's the cement casings that either aren't done right or that shrink over time that allow methane to leak and migrate to wells and homes. It's the toxic VOCs destroying the air quality that these wells and their related compressor stations spew into the air. Asthma is up 7-fold in areas of heavy drilling.
February 17, 2012 at 8:40 p.m.
It'll will just make OH more toxic. We can't catch a break in this state.
January 24, 2012 at 10:28 p.m.
"This is just blowing my mind now,” he said. “They are lying to us and covering it up without giving us all the information.”
Welcome to the ODNR and the Kasich state government, Bob. Hansen is a good guy, but he need more help and equipment. It's ridiculous he has to do his work on a shoestring.
I'm wondering now about that gas pipeline rupture in Wellington this week. Is it possible that earthquake weakened something with that line? That in turn cause the rupture and the leaking of 10,000 gallons of gasoline? They keep saying there was no damage, but how do we know? How do we know nothing underground was damaged? Not to mention there was damage above ground to many people's homes. I smell cover-up all over this.
Love you, Bob Hagan, go get 'em!
January 15, 2012 at 11:53 a.m.