Disposal methods fail to protect publis safety.
Of the 64,000 wells in Ohio 50,000 go unchecked! Really who's protecting our safety?
Click below for what is believed to be the first case of homeowners being denied a mortgage due to gas drilling!
The oil and as industry said this would never happen-now read what a new study has shown!
Vermont poised to be the first state to ban fracking.
US wants full disclosure of fracking chemicals on public land.
Who's minding the store!
Halliburton Wlcome to Ohio
Interactive Drilling Map
So you think you control your property!
Read about Mandatory Pooling.
This is one of the better videos I've seen about fracking.
While this was filmed in Canada the situation is the same in the states.
Great explanation of the importance of water in Fracking
Drillers concede that fracking causes earthquakes.
Looking at a map of Newbury the most logical
place to locate a fracked gas well would be Punderson
State Park. The industry has a willing partner as our Governor already has said Ohio State Parks are OK to drill in, the roads are in place and Punderson has a ready supply of water.
This would be a real travesty.
Serra Club Sues ODNR for Public Records
Earthquakes linked to fracking
If fracking it's so safe why are Doctors in Pa. breaking
the law if they discuss your health issues with you.
Since when does the oil and gas lobby have control
over your right to know what you are being treated for?
This is a must read!
Resolved, By the Board of Trustees of Newbury Township, Geauga County, Ohio now adopts this resolution to ask the Governor of Ohio, the Honorable John R. Kasich, Senate President, the Honorable Thomas Niehaus and Speaker of the House, the Honorable William Batchelder, with copies sent to U.S. Representative Steven LaTourette, to impose a moratorium on fracked wells and to disallow any deep water injection wells in our community or use of any fracking water until it is proven to be environmental safe.
Whereas, the rural character of Newbury Township is threatened by the semi-industrialization which necessarily results from the extraction of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing and,
Whereas, all homes in Newbury Township are dependent on well water which can be permanently polluted and degraded by the products of the fracking process and,
Whereas, air quality around racked wells is sometimes degraded to the extent that residents of surrounding homes find that serious illnesses result and, Newbury Township is, in part, the responsibility of local governmental officials and,
Whereas, those who drill using the fracking processes are exempt from many of the federal laws and regulations which would otherwise protect people and the environment and,
Whereas, property values will very likely be negatively affected and,
Whereas, ODNR has too few inspectors to cover the 64,000 active wells in the State of Ohio and,
Whereas, the fracking process requires the transportation of thousands of truckloads of water, sand, other chemicals and machinery which may damage our roads,
Whereas, the Board of Trustees believes that the protection of residents, neighborhoods, and the natural environment constitutes the highest and best use of the powers that this community possesses, and
Whereas, meaningful regulatory limitations and prohibitions concerning natural gas extraction, along with zoning and land use provisions, are barred because they conflict with certain legal powers claimed by resource extraction corporations, and
Whereas, the Board of Trustees recognizes that environmental and economic sustainability cannot be achieved if the rights of community majorities are routinely overridden by corporate minorities claiming certain
legal powers, and
Whereas, the Board of Trustees also recognizes that sustainability cannot be achieved within a system of preemption which enables those corporations to use state governments to override local self-government, and which restricts communities to only that lawmaking specifically authorized by state government, and
Whereas, widespread environmental and human health impacts have resulted from commercial gas extraction in other areas, and
Whereas, allowing commercial gas extraction to occur within the Township, endangers the resident's health, safety, and welfare by allowing the deposit of toxins into the air, soil, water, environment, and the bodies of residents within our Township, and
Whereas, homeowners insurance does not cover contaminated ground water, soil or air pollution caused by failed oil/gas wells and the drilling process and,
Whereas, failed gas wells have the potential to destroy our ground water supply causing a major health hazard and undue financial burden on all the residents of the township and,
Therefore, be it resolved and recommended by the Newbury Township Board of Trustee's that a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing of horizontally drilled wells take effect in Newbury Township until the health and safety issues are satisfactorily resolved.
I'm very interested in your opinion of the above. Should the Trustees adopt this resolution?
Want to know what's in the fracking mixture? Check out the below link
This award winning movie is a must see. Check out the trailer for an introduction to "Gas Land"