CINCINNATI — “I write to ask you to please share with your members information about their potential role in the natural gas fracking that will occur with the upcoming drilling of approximately 4,000 wells in eastern and southern Ohio.
On Tuesday the OKI Regional Council of Governments hosted a science and technical symposium among experts who dialogued about the effects of fracking on local elected officials and their concerns for safety. I am an elected official and expressed my concern for my counterparts in eastern and southern Ohio. It would appear to me that OCA members in eastern and southern Ohio could ask their elected officials to inquire about answers before fracking companies make their impact on Ohio.
Of course, OKI and my city take no official position on the political issues, but there are some significant issues for the members to discuss with their local elected officials.
Thank you for your consideration.”
— Jim O’Reilly, Executive Committee, OKI Regional Council of Governments
James O’Reilly is a Councilmember of the City of Wyoming, a Cincinnati suburb.