Have you heard about Fracking? Perhaps on the radio, in the paper, or from a friend. Fracking is a new type of natural gas drilling that has exploded in growth across the country, and is now here in Ohio. Fracking promises economic relief in depressed eastern Ohio counties, but new studies have linked fracking to water and air contamination. At the center of the controversy are the hundreds of different chemicals and millions of gallons of water used to frack each well. If you would like to learn more join us for an information session Fracking by the Numbers, July 28th @ 11:00 @ Park + Vine (1202 main st.).
Join Matt Trokan, Conservation Manager with the Ohio Chapter Sierra Club for an in depth look at fracking in Ohio. He will cover the current growth of the fracking industry in Ohio and regulatory framework. Using state agencies estimates, he will then enumerate what the environmental and health impacts of fracking will be in the future. He will answer your questions about number of wells, amount of water withdrawals, amount of wastewater, and more.
This information session is free, open to the public, and made possible through Park+Vine, Southwest Ohio No Frack Forum, and the Sierra Club.