“Fracking” Brings Protesters To Statehouse

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More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Statehouse Tuesday to call for a moratorium on "fracking" until the federal EPA completes an environmental impact study.(Photo: Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio)
More than 100 protesters gathered outside the Statehouse Tuesday to call for a moratorium on "fracking" until the federal EPA completes an environmental impact study.(Photo: Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio)

About 125 environmental activists from Ohio descended on the statehouse Tuesday to protest fracturing, or as it’s sometimes called, “fracking.” That’s the technique drillers are using more and more these days – pumping water and chemicals into shale at high pressure to release the natural gas trapped inside.

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Comments
  • Critter

    I adore how environmentalists, and citizens in general, only care about the unethical and environmentally devastating effects of resource extraction only when it hits U.S. soil. How about the Niger Delta? Or how about the sulfur miners in Indonesia (who live an average of 32 years). Come on people.

    • Drilling Awareness

      Critter when you assume you make an ass out of you and me.

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