CANTON — “Environmental activists don’t agree that the road is open yet.
‘Our board’s position is that fracking should be banned,’ said Nathan Rutz, campaign organizer for Ohio Citizen Action, a statewide advocacy group based in Cleveland that is organizing protest meetings against shale development. ‘It is intrinsically dangerous because of potential contamination of groundwater from the entire process, from fracking to the disposal of wastewater,’ he said.
‘Everybody wants this to be done as carefully as possible,’ said David Kaminski, director of education and government affairs at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. The state needs to show that it can scale up its well inspection operations in pace with drilling, but the former journalist said he believes that will happen, adding, ‘In 33 years of newspapering, I can’t remember a story where a water system was contaminated by mineral drilling.’”
— Peter Behr, EnergyWire