Fracking in New York Will Lead to More Wastewater Injection Wells in Ohiohttp://ecowatch.org/2012/fracking-in-new-york-impact-ohio
Dear Governor Cuomo:
We, the undersigned Ohioans, are writing to request that you oppose shale gas extraction via fracking in all areas of New York, including the Southern tier. Such development would be irresponsible not only for the reasons outlined below, but also due to the lack of infrastructure for proper disposal of fracking waste products within your state.
Because neighboring New Jersey will not accept out of state fracking waste, Ohio becomes a likely target for the disposal of the fluid by-products of fracking. Ohio relies on class II injection wells for disposal of such fluids. In recent years weve experienced increasing numbers and magnitudes of earthquakes as a result of this process. A moratorium was issued by our state due to the severity of the issue. Thus, Ohios current injection well space is at or over capacity. Should we be expected to receive New York waste, our citizens will be forced to endure many more injection wells in their communities.
We, the undersigned Ohioans join the many other Ohioans opposed to more injection wells in our state. As recently as this month the city of Cincinnati voted unanimously to ban waste injection wells and the NRDC and others submitted comments detailing that the proposed regulations of Ohio injection wells do not meet minimum standards.
We also endorse the following:
1. Letter from eleven national environmental groups collectively representing millions of members nationwide.
2. Coalition letter with more than 22,000 signatories which requests that Governor Cuomo withdraw the Revised Draft SGEIS until 17 documented concerns have been fully resolved.
3. Coalition letter with more than 2,700 signatories that opposes any fracking Demonstration Project in the Southern Tier and requests strict enforcement of Executive Order No. 41
shouldn't the State of Ohio be the controlling factor and regulator of disposal well use?
Maybe the federal government should have been protecting us? It is clearly a national issue across several states and involves interstate commerce and transport of toxic waste. Unfortunately they sided with the oil & gas companies for some reason, actually becoming the head cheerleader for this industry.
The state gov't in Ohio is also siding with the gas companies. The reason is because they get money.
Ticking timebomb before that sh!t blows up inside your body.