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Environmental activists protest fracking at Statehouse
More than 100 people arrived at the Statehouse today to speak out against the oil extracting process they say hurts the environment
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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About 125 environmental activists from Ohio descended on the Statehouse today (Tuesday) to protest hydraulic fracturing, also called fracking. That’s the technique that drillers are using more and more these days – pumping water and chemicals into shale at high pressure to release the natural gas and oil trapped inside. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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Just to bring to your attention, fracking as close as 3 miles away can affect your home water. Those of us who have well water have a lot to be concerned about. And yes, there have been wells contaminated by this drilling in PA.

How would you like truck traffic up and down your street 24/7? Think about the noise factor, dirty air and damage to your street. What about the peace and quiet of the country neighborhood you once loved? Did you know the fracking process is at least 30 days long if not more? And the gas company has to create an access road on your property to the drilling sight. Yuk!

If you lease your property to the gas company for drilling, this will put a lien on your property for years and you will not be able to sell your land or home as long as the lien exists.

Your property value will decrease as a result of the drilling and never go back up in value.

If you don't care about the environment or your children's future safety on this planet, then allow the greedy corporations to destroy our natural resources over time. Maybe not in our life time, but it will happen if we have a "I don't care" attitude.

Not everything has a monetary value to it.


Posted by: Rebecca (Portage County, Ohio) on January 27, 2012 11:01AM
Hasn't fracking been used for a long time - with little problem?
Aren't the methods becoming more advanced?
First the environmentalists said the water was getting damaged, so drilling apparently will be far from any housing.
Now perhaps fracking causes earthquakes? - did it in the past, or in other countries?
Other countries have jobs, America has environmentalists - at least the penguins have happy feet - all the way to the bank.
Despicable me is a much better movie than Happy Feet.


Posted by: useful helper bees on January 12, 2012 8:01AM
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