As winter looms and roads are being deiced, know that Ohio Community Rights Network has submitted a letter to Governor DeWine and the State of Ohio Legislature opposing the use of fracking brine as road deicer. The letter was cosigned by 19 organizations including Ohio Community Rights Network, Columbus Community Bill of Rights, NEOGAP, FreshWater Accountability Project, Radioactive Waste Alert, Between the Waters, Kent State Future Environmental Professionals Club, Ashtabula County NAACP, Fractracker, Sustainable Medina County, UU Justice Ohio, Williams County Alliance, CROW (Citizens for Rights of the Ohio River Watershed), Ohio Peace Council Committee for Youngstown Community Bill of Rights, Frackfree Mahoning, Valley Guardians of Mill Creek Park, Sustainable Youngstown. The letter expressed our demand for an immediate and complete ban of the use of brine from oil and gas extraction operations (O&G brine) as a road deicer and dust suppressant. It upholds Ohio State Representative Mary Lightbody of District 4 House Bill 579, Prohibit road surface application -brine from oil and gas wells, which would accomplish this.
Join us for casual conversation and discussion about the Community Rights of Nature. Every month, we’ll be at BLOC Coffee Company at 801 Mt. Hope Ave., Cincinnati on the first Saturday, from 11:30am-1:30pm. The next meeting is Saturday, February 4th. Come with questions or come to listen. Join the Facebook eventRead More
FracTracker, the project, was originally developed to investigate health concerns and data gaps surrounding western PA fracking. Today, as a non-profit organization, FracTracker Alliance supports groups across the United States, addressing pressing extraction-related concerns with a lens toward health effects and exposure risks on communities from oil and gas development. They provide timely and provocative […]Read More