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Friday, December 2, 2011

No Fracking in Ohio


Fracking Debate Continues to Grow
With nearly 4,000 permits for new deep-shale drilling in Ohio on the horizon, the debate about horizontal hydrofracking continues to grow on both sides of the issue. The gas and oil industry is spending millions of dollars on advertising to promote the benefits of fracking while environmental, conservation, and social justice groups around the country are calling for moratoriums until the potential risks have been studied and evaluated. Legislation proposed by State Sen. Skindell and State Rep. Denise Driehaus says, slow down, get the best available science, and adopt the most protective safeguards to protect Ohio's priceless air, land and water resources.

What is Fracking?

Relatively new drilling technology, high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing, now makes it possible to reach natural gas reserves that underlie much of the state of Ohio.
Commonly referred to as "horizontal hydrofracking" or just "fracking," deep-shale natural gas drilling uses high-pressure injection of water, sand, and chemicals to release the trapped gas.
The environmental and health impacts from high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing in other states are shocking and well documented, with a significant number of spills, blowouts, leaking wells, and other accidents and releases of contaminants.
 Dispite the fact that unemployment is slowly, but surely getting better--lesser. Yes, Ohio still needs job, BUT we need fresh air, clean water even more, because once these are gone they are gone.
After all, finding a new job may vary from difficult to near impossible, but compare that to finding a new source of water or air, when Earth's becomes too polluted.
No matter what the ads say, there truly are more questions to ask.
After all, there are other sources of jobs, most especially 'Green Jobs', such as building and installing and maintaining solar panels, and the like.
 Now for the ultimate questions--How do I, who live in a Condominium Development, go about in getting a windmill built? How do I do it, so that it gets built on a common area, I am thinking of a roof of the gazebo that is on the side of the road, so that not only we all share in the cost of building it as well as in the money it will generate by generating electricity?