FFM In The News





Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio, June 11, 2012  http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/jun/11/ohio-oks-medical-provisions-of-oil-and-g/?nw  Interview with Susie Beiersdorfer, geologist at Youngstown State University and activist with Frack Free Mahoning Valley

Akron Beacon Journal, June 2, 2012,  article on Frackfree Mahoning's call for Transparency, Meeting http://www.ohio.com/blogs/drilling/ohio-utica-shale-1.291290/mahoning-group-wants-public-forums-debates-1.311298?localLinksEnabled=false

Associated Press
, May 28, 2012,  Julie Carr Smyth article carried by news outlets around Ohio, (and India), such as: Mansfield News Journal http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/article/20120529/NEWS02/205290306/1002/rss01, The Crescent-News, Defiance OH: http://www.crescent-news.com/editors%20pick/2012/05/29/fast-pace-has-some-lawmakers-grumbling, and IndiaTimes Online, http://1click.indiatimes.com/article/063harpcytbTz. Original title, Lawmakers at Ohio Statehouse take breakneck pace; re-published May 29 as: Fast pace has some lawmakers grumbling
The anti-drilling coalition Frackfree Mahoning Valley was one of hundreds of interest groups on dozens of bills that tried to keep up. The group had discovered an issue of concern in wide-ranging energy legislation and called for legislative delay on it Wednesday, before a committee vote went forward. The bill, 220 pages long, then cleared the Senate floor later that same day. A House committee passed it within a week and representatives sent it off to the governor the next day.

NBC4 Columbus, Ohio, May 22, 2012, news coverage, video of Ohio House Hearings on Sub SB 315 Susie Beiersdorfer featured among the dozens of environmental advocate witnesses lining up to testify on a bill laying out Ohio's new regulations for horizontal shale drilling and the use of renewable energy. http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/may/21/4/environmentalists-criticize-ohio-drilling-rules-ar-1044296/

Marketplace, radio program from PRI, interviewed Ray Biersdorfer on the new rules the Interior Department Unveiled for Fracking on Federal and Indian Lands, May 4, 2012: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/feds-issue-fracking-rules-public-lands (transcript)

(Department of the Interior press release: http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/Interior-Releases-Draft-Rule-Requiring-Public-Disclosure-of-Chemicals-Used-in-Hydraulic-Fracturing-on-Public-and-Indian-Lands.cfm  )

The Columbus Dispatch, April 22, 2012, article on rapid growth in Ohio wastewater disposal wells despite concerns, quotes Frackfree Mahoning member, "Susie Beiersdorfer, a part-time Youngstown State University geology professor and a member of a group called Frackfree Mahoning Valley.
Beiersdorfer said she’s concerned that new Mahoning wells might cause more quakes, regardless of the state’s new standards.
“You can’t say for certain that there aren’t faults, even if you don’t drill into the basement (rock),” she said. “We don’t have the geology well mapped around here. It’s because we’ve never been seismically active.” http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/22/quake-concerns-dont-halt-disposal-well-applications.html

Youngstown Vindicator also ran the above article, April 23, 2012, Despite quakes, businesses want to drill more wells http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/apr/23/despite-quakes-businesses-want-to-drill-/

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 10, 2012, article on the ODNR report release that faulted Youngstown injection well with earthquakes there, quotes "Susie Beiersdorfer, a geology instructor at Ohio State University and coordinator of Frackfree Mahoning Valley, a group opposed to shale gas drilling in eastern Ohio, said the organization favors a moratorium on new deep-injection well drilling until more can be learned about the state's geology.
" 'The state wants to restart the permitting process on these injection wells, but I think we need more information first about the risks to public health and safety,' said Ms. Beiersdorfer, who lives near Youngstown and said she felt several of the quakes."  http://old.post-gazette.com/pg/12070/1215767-503-0.stm?cmpid=marcellusshale.xml

Toledo Blade,  March 10, 2012, also ran the above article: http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2012/03/10/State-blames-earthquakes-on-well.html

Mahoning Valley's WKBN station's VIDEO coverage of the Feb. 7 Steubenville Protestors outside is 12 times as long as their coverage of Kasich's speech! http://www.wkbn.com/content/news/local/story/Governors-Speech-Draws-Mixed-Reaction-Protests/MqHHi4hYek-EMbKxyARBIA.cspx  Starts 1:47 from the end

WFMJ covering in detail the Feb. 5, 2012, Injection Well Protest
Youngstown Rally Defends the Purple Cat Center/Farmer Casey's Ranch from Toxic Frack Water

Susie and Ray Beiersdorfer interview on WKBN Mike Romigh morning radio talk show, Feb. 1, 2012:    go to 11:00 minutes into the podcast: http://www.570wkbn.com/player/?station=WKBN-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=miike_romigh.xml&mid=21779856

WKBN discussion of the February 2, 2012 Frack Free Mahoning Valley Townhall-Style Informational meeting - go to 38:00 minutes in the podcast

WYTV coverage of February 2, 2012 Frack Free Mahoning Valley Townhall-Style Informational meeting

WFMJ coverage of the February 2, 2012 Frack Free Mahoning Valley Townhall-Style Informational meeting http://www.wfmj.com/global/category.asp?c=179433&clipId=6708626&topVideoCatNo=undefined&autoStart=truenext link

Interviews and recordings of Susie Beiersdorfer at February 27, 2012, Steubenville, Ohio, Field Hearing of Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources:
Bloomsberg Businessweek  Watch VIDEO     (also identical video posted at Bloomberg itself VIDEO )
Coverage from Youngstown WYTV 33   Watch VIDEO
ohiofracktion: to save the land and people Watch VIDEO 1
ohiofracktion: to save the land and people  Watch VIDEO 2
Industrial Mouthpiece   Watch VIDEO

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