We ask the question: who’s listening when it comes to fracking in Ohio? A special series looks at how fracking is impacting people there, from complaints about strange odors and traffic, to a push to establish a health registry for people who live near gas infrastructure.
LISTEN to the episode (29:00)
- Ohio Citizens Start Their Own Fracking Health Registry- The group says their effort will provide a baseline of health in fracking communities and will be able to determine if fracking is impacting people's health.
- Citizens Stepped in to Protect Water When Ohio Did Not- Citizens used a provision in the Clean Water Act to stop frack waste from harming the Mahoning River when Ohio regulators did not act.
- Ohio Law Allows Energy Companies to Force Landowners into Leases- Ohio regulators have never turned down an energy company's request to force a landowner to sign a lease. The company needs to show that without the landowner, their project would not be profitable.
- Some Ohio Citizens Who Complained About Oil and Gas Feel “Abandoned” by the State- While thousands have complained, many say Ohio regulators did not or could not address their concerns.