"95% of Carroll County residents rely on private water wells for their potable and agricultural needs. Coal mining and shale gas drilling in a single geographic area at this magnitude has never been seen in Ohio and many residents are expressing concern about the safety of that intersection." said Paul Feezel, Chair of Carroll Concerned Citizens.
Members of the press are encouraged to attend this important ODNR meeting that may be the last opportunity for citizens to influence ODNR's view that intensive coal mining literally at the same time there is intensive shale gas drilling is a good idea.
The meeting will be held this Wednesday July 24 at the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 89 Canyon Road SW Carrollton Ohio 44615. It begins at 5 pm.
For more information, conatct Feezel at 330-627-7163 or 330-813-8880 or PAULFEEZEL@CARROLLCONCERNEDCITIZENS.ORG.
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.