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West Bay Exploration, a Michigan oil and gas company, had received a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to drill an exploratory oil well on a Miami Township property. Shown is a temporary drilling rig in southern Michigan, which is somewhat larger than what would be used in this area. (Submitted photo by West Bay Exploration)
West Bay Exploration, a Michigan oil and gas company, had received a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to drill an exploratory oil well on a Miami Township property. Shown is a temporary drilling rig in southern Michigan. (Submitted photo by West Bay Exploration)

Fracking forum to push for YS ban

Southwest Ohio may soon become a dumping ground for waste used in hydraulically fractured natural gas wells, according to local group Gas and Oil Drilling Awareness and Education. To avoid the siting of injection wells in Yellow Springs, GODAE will propose at a weekend forum a local ordinance that prohibits any gas or oil extraction or the waste injection wells within Village limits.

The forum, which runs from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Antioch University Midwest Auditorium, 900 Dayton St., is sponsored by GODAE, Green Environmental Coalition, and the AUM Sustainability Program.

Speakers soil scientist Julie Weatherington-Rice, Eric Belcastro of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund and biologist Vickie Hennessy will share information on the ordinance, factors that may make the local geology a target for injection wells and how communities can challenge corporate personhood and state laws preempting local control over oil and gas drilling.

For more information, contact Dimi Reber at 767-1078.

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2 Responses to “Fracking forum to push for YS ban”

  1. Jacob Bane says:

    The problem of Fracking is international. I have recently written about the problems it is causing in Spain, as well as starting a petition to discourage the Minister for Industry from giving permission to CNWL and REPSOL. Read it here – http://www.spain-in-a-campervan.com/dirty-spain/frack-off-costa-del-sol-could-be-hit-by-hydraulic-fracturing-7115.html

  2. Dan Plecha says:

    Challenging “corporate personhood” (by which leftists mean attacking the first amendment protections on political speech of organizations that oppose their views) seems like a roundabout way of doing things.

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