Deep-Shale Drilling. Windfall, Pitfall, or Something in Between?. Trent Dougherty, Director of Legal Affairs Ohio Environmental Council. May 23, 2012. The Ohio Environmental Council. Advocacy, non-profit Legislative initiatives Legal action Science and policy
Windfall, Pitfall, or Something in Between?
Director of Legal Affairs
Ohio Environmental Council
May 23, 2012
The Ohio General Assembly should immediately issue a moratorium ordering the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to withhold approval of new well permits involving high volume, horizontal hydraulic drilling, exploration, or extraction until such time as drilling practices are demonstrated to be safe for the environment and human health, and are properly regulated.
Ohio voters says stop fracking until further studies reveal its impact.
Open Pit Storage – threat to wildlife; risk of spills and leakage
Ex. of stream sedimentation
“When you operate one of these wells, you have to monitor it more carefully and see when it begins to cause earthquakes. If you shut it down, you are much more likely to prevent a damaging earthquake that would come later.”
EPA’s study plan focuses on the water cycle in hydraulic fracturing.
*Ohio DNR estimates