Post Tagged with: "letter to the editor"

Letter to the editor: Embrace renewable energy
Coal / Energy / FirstEnergy

Letter to the editor: Embrace renewable energy

STOW — “Our children and grandchildren should not have to grow up in an increasing polluted world. We want less pollution for them, along with lower energy costs. Long ago, when coal was discovered to be the best option for heating and power, we didn’t even know what cars, planes […]

Letter to the editor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s rules too weak
Energy / FirstEnergy

Letter to the editor: Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s rules too weak

PORT  CLINTON — “FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) spokeswoman Jennifer Young was quoted as saying “All the big investments that are needed to extend Davis-Besse’s life have been completed already.” But this is only because the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) safety standards are so dangerously weak, despite lessons that […]

Require oil and gas drillers to report their usage of dangerous chemicals
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Require oil and gas drillers to report their usage of dangerous chemicals

COLUMBUS — “Federal law and state laws require that there be hazardous chemical inventory reporting and established methods by which doctors, nurses and medical researchers can access and share information about chemicals being used and stored so that in an emergency/attack/accident they can treat people appropriately if exposed to these […]

Residents must take action on fracking rubber-stamping
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Residents must take action on fracking rubber-stamping

MEDINA — What is in your Community?  What are your Elected Leaders doing? Medina Township, you’ve been sleeping, and while you’ve been sleeping, there’s a dangerous industrial facility being built right now on Watkins Road; in a residential neighborhood that appears to be contrary to our existing Comprehensive plan; approved […]

State must improve safeguards on fracking
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

State must improve safeguards on fracking

SHALERSVILLE TWP — “The oil and gas industry claims a trade secret exemption for the gag rule, saying that their proprietary formulas need to be protected. Spokespeople often compare their trade secrets to that of popular colas, but no one ever had to be evacuated from a Pepsi spill. These […]

Support legislation to keep first responders safe
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Support legislation to keep first responders safe

MONTGOMERY — “As a nurse, a volunteer with both American Red Cross and Tri-state Medical Reserve Corps, a parent, and a member of a community with many young children and elderly, I am concerned that oil and gas drillers in Ohio are violating federal emergency planning law by not disclosing […]

Right-to-know information has power to save lives
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Right-to-know information has power to save lives

CINCINNATI — “For the past four years, I worked as an emergency physician in Cincinnati. I personally cared for young workers who had been exposed to hazardous industrial materials. Keeping them alive and my staff safe depended on knowing what chemicals and substances they were exposed to. I strongly support […]

Full disclosure 
for fracking
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Full disclosure 
for fracking

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 […]

Transparency about fracking chemicals is vital to rescuers and health care workers: letter to the editor
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Transparency about fracking chemicals is vital to rescuers and health care workers: letter to the editor

SOLON — “I am writing in support of Christopher Weaver’s letter to the editor on Monday. It is imperative that first responders, doctors and nurses (our daughter) be informed about the chemicals used in fracking. It is important that anyone involved in the treatment of a fracking emergency be aware […]

Be cautious 
about fracking
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Be cautious 
about fracking

NORTHFIELD — “Ohio sits on a large field of oil and requires a new technology and many different chemicals to explore the resources. Although the chemicals seem to be necessary currently, the irresponsible dumping and lack of reporting needs to be controlled. We do not thoroughly understand their use in […]