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First-responders need to know which fracking chemicals are in use: letter to the editor
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

First-responders need to know which fracking chemicals are in use: letter to the editor

CLEVELAND HTS — “While the debate over fracking goes on, the issue here is basic: Accidents do happen and emergency responders need to know what substances are involved. Further, even in non-emergency situations, it is important to assess any potential risks to public health. While government can sometimes be faulted […]

Enact Ohio fracking right-to-know law: letter to the editor
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Enact Ohio fracking right-to-know law: letter to the editor

CLEVELAND — “Hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, injects a concoction of toxic chemicals into the ground as part of the oil and gas drilling process. Ohio lacks chemical disclosure requirements, despite federal right-to-know laws. Oil and gas are the only industries that get special treatment and are exempt from reporting all […]

Letter to the editor: First, protect 
first responders
Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Letter to the editor: First, protect 
first responders

Green — “…current Ohio law allows oil and gas drillers engaged in the practice called hydraulic fracturing to claim chemicals as trade secrets, making it extremely difficult for responders to know exactly what they are dealing with when they arrive at the scene. Trade secrets claimed by a company should […]

Letter to the editor: A bill to protect
 emergency responders
Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Letter to the editor: A bill to protect
 emergency responders

AURORA — “I would like to inform the public and urge support for the Fracking Emergency Medical Right to Know Act, introduced this past January by state Sen. Michael Skindell and state Rep. Robert Hagan. It is critical to become informed. The data indicate that people are unknowingly exposed to […]

Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Fracking issue affects all of us

EAST WALNUT HILLS — “It was encouraging to see an Enquirer editorial about fracking last weekend. Even though Southwest Ohio has no shale gas, the issue certainly affects us, and I don’t mean only the severance tax issue. Ohio legislators will soon be looking at the Fracking Emergency Medical Right […]

Fracking rules allow hiding what’s in spills
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Fracking rules allow hiding what’s in spills

CINCINNATI — “Over 500 permits have now been issued in Ohio for hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking’) wells; 405 of those permits were granted in 2012 alone. On the afternoon of January 31, in Youngstown, employees of D & L Energy dumped over 250,000 gallons of crude oil and chemically-laced waste water […]