Tell Gov. Kasich and Statehouse Legislators: Don't Frack Up Ohio
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Tell Gov. Kasich and Statehouse Legislators: Don't Frack Up Ohio

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What is ‘fracking’?:

Hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’, is a process used by oil and gas companies of extracting natural gas by drilling into the earth and breaking up rock formations by injecting tens of thousands of gallons of hazardous and proprietary chemicals into the ground.  

Gov. Kasich has said hydraulic fracking would be a ‘godsend’ for Ohio. He could not be farther from the truth.  In reality, fracking will benefit out of state workers and corporations, create boom and bust local economies, jeopardize the public health of Ohioans, and disturb natural environments. 

Some Facts About Fracking:

• Drillers are exempt from EPA guidelines like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act

• Drilling releases Nitrogen Oxide and Volatile Organic Compounds, resulting in destructive surface smog

• Researchers have found almost 600 different chemicals in fracking fluid, including benzene, a known carcinogen

• Over 80,000 pounds of the fracking fluid are injected into the earth's crust to frack each well.  Wells can be fracked over a dozen times during the production cycle.

• Up to 80% of the Fracking Fluid remains in the ground and is not biodegradable

• Fracking may also be linked to hundreds of recent earthquakes in Arkansas

• The current horizontal fracking boom only began in 2005. Despite industry claims of a long track record, less than ten wells in Ohio are horizontally fracked. 

• The United States EPA is currently doing a comprehensive fracking study that will have data in 2012 and a complete report in 2014

• The NJ State Legislature has just sent a bi-partisan Ban on fracking to Gov. Christie.  New York has banned fracking on state lands and in important watersheds while putting instituting regulations to protect people and the environment

• France has recently passed a country-wide ban on fracking and Quebec, Canada has a moratorium on horizontal fracking

• 6 municipalities in Ohio have passed bans or resolutions against fracking

What You Can Do:

Sign our petition now to tell Gov. Kasich and the State Legislature: Don’t Frack Up Ohio! Suspend all fracking in Ohio until the proper studies are done and safety regulations are in place!

Tell Gov. Kasich and his allies that contaminating water supplies with toxic chemicals, disturbing natural environments, and releasing hazardous air emissions into communities is not okay.  

A boom and bust economy that will create profits for out of state workers and corporations is not worth risking our safe drinking water, health and public safety, or degradation of our natural environments.

Ohio lacks the strong and necessary regulations and to protect Ohioans and our natural environment. Once again, John Kasich is putting the profits of his rich CEO buddies ahead of the health and safety of everyday Ohioans.

Tell John Kasich and our elected Representatives, enough is enough.  Don’t Frack Up Ohio!

 

 

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    • Kyle Hackmeister WILLIAMSPORT, PA
      • about 3 years ago

      Weatherford International employee

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    • Teri Foley-Nelson DUBLIN, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      "I'm Working for the Creation. I refuse to take part in its destruction."--Leon Shanandoah, Iroquois

      Gov. Kasich, My doctoral dissertation was in neurobehavioral toxicology (Univ. of Cinti,) Your not fooling me, please quit deluding the rest of the public. I am not against the use of natural gas for our energy needs, however, we do not yet have a technology to extract this resource that will not prove dangerous to our environment. Think of you own children and their children. "Don't Frack Up Ohio"

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    • Steven Sparks WILMINGTON,, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Let's see some support for alternative energy production and use in Ohio. In the very least we can wait for the safety studies to be completed on this new and probably dangerous extraction process.

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    • Sharon Dyke AMBERLEY VILLAGE, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      Governor Kasich, how much money will you personally make from this deal now or later? How much will your Wall Street cronies make?

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    • Christopher Allen STREETSBORO, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      WE NEED A LEFTY IN THE GOVERNER'S OFFICE NEXT ELECTION. I AM A VERY PROUD DEMOCRAT BUT I WILL NOT STAND BY AS THE EVIL REPUBLICANS TRY AND DESTROY US!!!

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