From the Associated Press:
A city council in southeastern Ohio is the second public body to oppose a proposed well for gas-drilling wastewater in the region.
Citing public health concerns, the Athens City Council voted to support the county commission’s objection to the proposed injection well in Troy Township southeast of the city.
The Athens Messenger (http://bit.ly/18Cywbq ) reports that county commissioners sent a letter in September to the state asking for a public hearing on the application by K&H Partners. The letter called it a "highly deficient application that will not prevent pollution of land, surface water and drinking water sources."
The city council voted unanimously Monday night to support the commissioners’ objection.
The state says there is no evidence the proposed well would be unsafe.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.