Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Residents looking to ban fracking

NORTH LIMA — “Beaver Township residents concerned about fracture drilling and injection wells in Ohio have enlisted the aid of a Pennsylvania-based organization to ban the activities in the area.

The Beaver Township CELDF Group is working with the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) to develop a community rights resolution to ban hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) and injection well deposits in the township.

Signatures for a petition supporting the resolution will be collected prior to the Sierra Club’s showing of the gas drilling documentary ‘Gasland’ at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the old South Range High School, 11836 South Ave., North Lima.

The residents are responding to the Class II injection well on state Route 7 just north of the McDonald’s in North Lima which will be used to deposit potentially hazardous material created during the fracking process at drill sites in western Pennsylvania. Injections wells have been banned in Pennsylvania by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, but are permitted in Ohio, which is regulated by the state EPA.”

— Kevin Howell, Salem News

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