Ohio is becoming a dumping ground for fracking waste, and we’re already seeing this waste ending up in our streams. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is failing to ensure the safety of Ohio’s citizens and environment; it’s time for the US EPA to step in.
Under Ohio’s current proposed budget, half of the revenue from fracking in state parks would go to the Clean Ohio Fund - which exists to fund cleanups in Ohio. This funding structure guarantees a net loss for Ohio’s environment by funding cleanups by making a bigger mess, in our state parks.
Tell Your Senator right now that the path to a Clean Ohio is not through dirty fracking in our state parks!
95% of Carroll depends on groundwater and yet, over the next ten years, ODNR will allow 2,000 unconventional gas wells and permit an underground coal mine without informing the public about potential impacts on water quality.
The Ohio Chapter Conservation Committee (Cons Com) is comprised of members and activists from across the state working on a variety of state and local environmental issues. The committee prioritizes Chapter conservation work and oversees several issue sub-committees. The Cons Com meets bi-monthly on the same day as the Executive Committee.
2011 Meeting Schedule: May 15, July 17, September 18, November 20, and Jan. 21-22, 2012 retreat. Meetings are held at the Ohio Chapter office, 131 N. High St., Columbus, OH.
To get involved, contact the Conservation Committee Chair Mary Beth Lohse.