SOLON — “These toxic chemicals pose a much greater risk to first responders due to the nature of their job. Isn’t it our moral and legal obligation to protect these emergency workers from unnecessary harm?
Does the oil and gas industry have such a strong hold on our politicians that common-sense safety measures can be ignored? If we are going to allow hydraulic fracturing to take place in our state, then our legislators need to support the Fracking Emergency Medical Right to Know Act that would guarantee full chemical disclosure to doctors, nurses and EMS responders, so they can go into emergency situations properly prepared, as required by law.
Ohio needs to start making and enforcing laws that protect and benefit our citizens, not jeopardize our health and well-being.”
— Michelle Sefcik, letter to the editor, Akron Beacon Journal