From the Sierra Club late last week:
SIERRA CLUB OUTLINES STEPS TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM RUNAWAY FRACKING IN COLORADO
Denver, CO – Today the Sierra Club sent a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper calling on him to protect Coloradans from unchecked expansion of toxic fracking operations in their communities. As negotiations continue around legislation that would clarify and expand regulatory control in local communities, the Sierra Club has, in this letter, outlined a list of priorities that any legislative solution must include in order to adequately protect the health and well-being of citizens in communities across Colorado.
The Sierra Club contends that legislation must:
“In light of the problems that air pollution, toxic spills, water contamination, increased truck traffic, and light and noise pollution cause for Colorado communities, our cities and towns must have the right to say no and stop this dirty drilling from happening within their boundaries,” said Catherine Collentine, Sierra Club’s Colorado Campaign Representative. “If our decision makers are not ready to entertain this simple, direct solution, then communities must at least have adequate tools to regulate where and how fracking takes place through local control.”
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.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.