News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


The promise of billions of dollars for Ohio's economy is not enough
Anti-fracking groups are now looking to practical politics to fight the controversial drilling technology
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
about 200 people filled the lower level meeting room at Channing Hall across from Wick Park in Youngstown. It was a chilly night.
Courtesy of Rudell
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region::

As drilling rigs fan out over Ohio, an anti-fracking movement is spreading too.  But WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports that discussions – like the one in Youngstown Thursday night  is no longer as likely to be pro and con as it is to be an examination of  the nuances of science, law and the economy. 

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)


(Click image for larger view.)

Gatherings focused on the burgeoning shale-drilling industry are cropping up in increasing numbers.

Some seek the scientific knowns and unknowns of the process in which millions of gallons of chemical-laced water are forced into shale formations to release trapped gas and oil. Some aim to stop drilling altogether.

And, some are taking a next step, and focusing on how to influence law, policy and regulations on drilling.  That’s what’s happening here, in Channing Hall, across from Youngstown’s historic Wick Park.Ben Shapiro  of the Sierra Club is talking to the gathering of several hundred.  “New York State passed a moratorium on fracking, and the first step was twenty four small towns banning it.  We can do that here.”

Meetings like this to find avenues for practical action are proliferating as  Ohio increasingly embraces fracking as an economic boon, and leaders, including President Obama in his state of the union address, talk of the need to expand drilling—albeit responsibly. 

Related WKSU Stories

Kasich promises new fracking regulations
Thursday, January 26, 2012

An eastern Ohio college trains for the boom in fracking jobs
Thursday, January 19, 2012

New poll shows Ohioans are conflicted about fracking
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Environmental activists protest fracking at Statehouse
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Western Stark Free Clinic is set to close but to continue its role
WHAT OTHER DENTAL CLINICS AND MEDICAL CLINICS ARE IN THE CANTON AND MASSILLON, OHIO AREAS?

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University