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CHEJ: NEOGAP
July 15, 2011, 9:32 am
Filed under: News

In 2008, a group of citizens in North East Ohio concerned with drilling practices in the oil and gas industry formed NEOGAP, Northeast Ohio Gas Accountability.
In 2009, they wrote a comprehensive reform of the Ohio Oil and Gas Drilling Law. The bill was sponsored by Senator Tim Grendell (R), and Representative Mike Skindell (D). Due to powerful industry lobbying against it, the reform was buried in Committee and an industry-sponsored bill was adopted instead. This law made only a few actual improvements in the Oil and Gas Law, and left Ohioans exposed to many health and safety hazards posed by oil and gas drilling.
In 2010, NEOGAP became aware that Ohio was facing a new threat in the form of fracking. In response, NEOGAP altered its name; it now stands for “Network for Oil & Gas Accountability and Protection.”
NEOGAP has worked with aggrieved property owners, mayors, city councils, township trustees, fire departments, and many others. Check out their website for more information at http://www.neogap.org/neogap/.

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