Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Local Residents' Concerns Over Rigs Drilling Gas Fracking Wells In Protected Drinking Water Source Area

PLEASE! All Concerned Ohio Citizens Contact ODNR: Tell State To Cease Its Mendacity & Hypocrisy NOW! Urgent request from Frackfree Mahoning Valley – based in the Youngstown, Ohio area – January 16, 2014: http://frackfreemahoning.blogspot.com/

       Please, concerned citizens of Ohio, tell the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) why we object to Director James Zehringer’s statements (1/16/14) to the press and please, concerned citizens of Ohio request for ODNR’s Director Zehringer to further clarify and correct his statements.  Would you please, concerned citizens of Ohio, send a letter or e-mail to ODNR and copy your local media? Thank you.
READ MORE: http://frackfreemahoning.blogspot.com/2014/01/PLEASE-AllConcernedOhioCitizensContactODNR-TellStateToCeaseMendacityHypocrisyNOW.html

RALLY 11:00 am Niles, OH 44446 THURS Jan 16, 2014
EVENT on web: Welcome James “Not in my backyard” Zehringer: http://keepnilessafe.org/events.html
Peaceful Outside Protest: MEANDER Reservoir THEME
Time: 11am, 123 N. Main Street Downtown Niles, 44446
MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/9ciQO Ciminero’s Banquet Center (across from tire shop & Sparkle). Meet in front of Ciminero’s sign. Stay on Public Sidewalk. Do not block traffic or pedestrians. Bring a sign if you have one. Protect Meander Watershed. Restore local control. Rally outside w/ signs, talking to media and standing up for Clean Water and Local Control!

We would like a public meeting with ODNR concerning the Liming well pad on Yerke-Young Rd. <2000’ to the Meander Creek Reservoir shore (Protected Drinking Water Source Area)
SEE well HERE: http://frackfreemahoning.blogspot.com/2014/01/local-residents-concerns-over-rigs.html
See ODNR PERMIT for Halcon: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/mineral/oil/MRMImages/17/4/264496.pdf

If anyone could get on talk radio today, Please ask the public to come out and join us! Give details.
There will be some extra signs. Lynn will make some posters and hopefully get there. John bringing the old/classic HONK FOR CLEAN WATER sign... YES!!! Hoping for Honks!

Government Affairs Council Presents Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer
Date: 1/16/2014
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Check-In & Lunch; 12 - 1 p.m.
Program Location: Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles 44446
MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/9ciQO
James Zehringer, director of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which regulates the oil and gas industry in Ohio, will discuss a variety of topics at this GAC luncheon. Zehringer has said that the regulation of dangerous wild animals, environmentally safe development of shale in Ohio and reduction of phosphorous in the state’s waterways are key priorities. Before taking over as ODNR chief, he served as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Zehringer is the former owner of the Meiring Poultry and Fish Farm in Fort Recovery, which received several awards for outstanding environmental practices. He also served as a former state representative for the 77th House District and as a Mercer County commissioner. After his talk, a panel consisting of government officials, landowners and business people will dialogue with Zehringer about shale development and other topics. Event Sponser: VEC Inc. (Valley Electrical Consolidated ) http://www.vecohio.com/



Please CALL IN RonVerb show 3-6pm Mahoning Valley residents need to know ‪fracking‬ is being permitted in Meander Reservoir - in the Drinking Water Source Protected Area - great opportunity to present our own local water concerns & issues & help to raise general public awareness. For example: Meander drinking water & MillCreek Park concerns. Live Internet stream so anyone can hear the WKBN radio 570 AM call-in talk show on RADIO or ONLINE Toll Free: 800-777-5700
Local: 330-729-9977

INFO about the permitted wells 1 mile from Reservoir:

Ohio Revised Code (ORC) states (in effect 1953):

743.25 Jurisdiction of municipal corporations to prevent water pollution.

No person shall pollute a running stream, the water of which is used for domestic purposes by a municipal corporation, by putting therein a putrid or offensive substance, injurious to health. The director of public service of a city or board of trustees of public affairs of a village shall enforce this section. The jurisdiction of a municipal corporation to prevent the pollution of its water supply and to provide a penalty therefor shall extend twenty miles beyond the municipal corporation limits.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953
Can be read online at source HERE: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/743.25

MORE about the wells on the shores of Meander Creek Reservoir, Mahoning Valley, Ohio, and in the Protected Drinking Water Source Area:

ALSO READ: February 23, 2012   Tribune Chronicle news story [excerpt]
"MINERAL RIDGE - Meander Water is hiring ms consultants of Youngstown to investigate why numerous cracks appeared in its filter house annex on Jan. 3. Officials placed detectors on the walls over the cracks to determine whether they would continue to grow. The building is next to the construction of the $24 million solids contact clarifier recarbonation project. MVSD officials say they do not know whether the cracks may have been formed because of earth movement that was a result of the project or from an earthquake that occurred in the area on Dec. 31. The annex building was built in 2005. The investigation is expected to cost about $23,000. "
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