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CHEJ: Ohioans Say “NO” To Drilling In Their Parks and Communities
April 26, 2011, 10:45 am
Filed under: News

Ohio is being targeted for hydrofracking – but the citizens are standing up, speaking out and saying “NO.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich let it be known that he sees the industrial process of drilling for gas and oil (hydraulic fracturing) in local communities and state lands as a “Godsend”.  But the governor is in for a fight.
In the Canton area, local officials want a moratorium on exploration that involves horizontal drilling. Meanwhile, a state senator has introduced a bill to ban fracking from and under the bed of Lake Erie. Fifty-one organizations and 430 individual Ohio citizens have called on the General Assembly for a statewide moratorium on hydrofracking in a letter delivered to each legislator.
A bill that would allow drilling for natural gas and oil on state lands generated strong protests from Ohio citizens at a state hearing that ran from 7:00 PM until 2:30 AM. Only two speakers were in favor of fracking. More hearings are being demanded by citizens.
 On May 4th, The Ohio Environmental Council will hold its environmental lobby day at the Ohio Statehouse with a focus on hydrofracking.
On May 17th, there will be a peaceful demonstration on the Statehouse lawn for protecting state parks and communities from fracking.
The momentum is building against the Governor’s plan and hydrofracking in general.


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