To the Editor:
A lot of southeast Ohio citizens have heard that hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is coming to Ohio. Fracking involves injecting huge volumes of chemical-laden water into very deep wells, some of them horizontal, in order to extract natural gas from shale beds.
For instance, in Wyoming where fracking has occurred, there is a new hole in the ozone. The dangers of loss of ozone are well known. In many places where fracking has taken place, the water supply has been rendered unusable. This is a very basic concern for everyone. If water in the area where you live becomes contaminated and toxic, what will you do? To find out more about the dangers of fracking and how to protect yourself, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Hyden, Clean Water Fellow, Ohio Sierra Club. email@example.com.
New England Road