Wheeling City Council: Oppose the GreenHunter fracking wastewater treatment plant in Warwood
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Wheeling City Council: Oppose the GreenHunter fracking wastewater treatment plant in Warwood

    1. Robin Mahonen
    2. Petition by

      Robin Mahonen

      Triadelphia,, WV

Ohio County's main water intake is 1.2 miles downriver from the proposed plant. We submit that this is not a safe location for such a facility. We ask the Council to deny any zoning change for this location which would enable GreenHunter to open this plant in our community. We ask you to safeguard the water of the residents of Ohio County.

To:
Wheeling City Council
Oppose the GreenHunter fracking wastewater treatment plant in Warwood

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. GREENHUNTER

      Robin Mahonen
      Petition Organizer

      THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who has signed this petition! We will be presenting the signatures to the Wheeling City Council, which will be voting this week on the proposal.
      Two weeks ago, a CONSOL energy barge broke free of its moorings, and struck the Star City bridge, closing it to traffic for 4 hours. This is why barging frack wastewater is of such concern to us. Strangely, this accident was not even reported in our local newspaper.
      Last week, we heard that GreenHunter was "teetering on insolvency" and close to bankruptcy, and yet, we want to push ahead with allowing this company to start up another facility with "state of the art" technology?
      If you are able, PLEASE join us at the two upcoming City Council meetings: September 3 at 12noon, and September 17 at 5PM.
      Also, join us for the GREAT OHIO RIVER RELAY, the largest anti-fracking grassroots action to date. www.greatohioriverrelay.com

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    • Jason Reynolds VANCOUVER, WA
      • 8 months ago

      Fracking pollutes water and poisons people.

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    • Jeremy Provan BUCKEYSTOWN, MD
      • 8 months ago

      Clean drinking water is a human right and should not be subject to high risks or contamination.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      “You think man can destroy the planet? What intoxicating vanity. Let me tell you about our planet. Earth is four-and-a-half-billion-years-old. There's been life on it for nearly that long, 3.8 billion years. Bacteria first; later the first multicellular life, then the first complex creatures in the sea, on the land. Then finally the great sweeping ages of animals, the amphibians, the dinosaurs, at last the mammals, each one enduring millions on millions of years, great dynasties of creatures rising, flourishing, dying away -- all this against a background of continuous and violent upheaval. Mountain ranges thrust up, eroded away, cometary impacts, volcano eruptions, oceans rising and falling, whole continents moving, an endless, constant, violent change, colliding, buckling to make mountains over millions of years. Earth has survived everything in its time. It will certainly survive us. If all the nuclear weapons in the world went off at once and all the plants, all the animals died and the earth was sizzling hot for a hundred thousand years, life would survive, somewhere: under the soil, frozen in Arctic ice. Sooner or later, when the planet was no longer inhospitable, life would spread again. The evolutionary process would begin again. It might take a few billion years for life to regain its present variety. Of course, it would be very different from what it is now, but the earth would survive our folly, only we would not. If the ozone layer gets thinner, ultraviolet radiation sears the earth, so what? Ultraviolet radiation is good for life. It's powerful energy. It promotes mutation, change. Many forms of life will thrive with more UV radiation. Many others will die out. Do you think this is the first time that's happened? Think about oxygen. Necessary for life now, but oxygen is actually a metabolic poison, a corrosive glass, like fluorine. When oxygen was first produced as a waste product by certain plant cells some three billion years ago, it created a crisis for all other life on earth. Those plants were polluting the environment, exhaling a lethal gas. Earth eventually had an atmosphere incompatible with life. Nevertheless, life on earth took care of itself. In the thinking of the human being a hundred years is a long time. A hundred years ago we didn't have cars, airplanes, computers or vaccines. It was a whole different world, but to the earth, a hundred years is nothing. A million years is nothing. This planet lives and breathes on a much vaster scale. We can't imagine its slow and powerful rhythms, and we haven't got the humility to try. We've been residents here for the blink of an eye. If we're gone tomorrow, the earth will not miss us.”

      ― Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park / Congo

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    • jim shreves PULLMAN, WV
      • about 1 year ago

      we must keep our waters clean for the future frack water Is contaminated with radium 226 228 strontium barium lead and the levels are off the scale I have test results from uic well near me If anyone wants to see them I will send them to anyone

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    • Jeremiah Mills TARPON SPRINGS, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      A honest ri

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