Fracking forum to push for YS ban
- Published: June 26, 2012
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.