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ACTION: Help Get Legislative Hearings on Fracking Bills in Ohio

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Ohio Rep. Robert F. Hagan

Help Ohio House and Senate members get five bills heard in committee concerning fracking in Ohio by signing a petition that will be delivered to the Ohio State House, Ohio State Senate and Gov. John Kasich.

The five bills that have been stonewalled in committee in the Ohio House and Senate, include:

SB212 - Ohio Sen. Michael J. Skindel
Establishes requirements governing well stimulation, brine disposal, and water that is used in the drilling and operation of oil and gas wells on state land, including a requirement that oil and gas permittees pay a five per cent overriding royalty for each well that is stimulated.

SB 213 - Ohio Sen. Michael J. Skindel
Establishes a moratorium on horizontal stimulation of oil and gas wells until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes a report containing the results of a study of the relationship of hydraulic fracturing to drinking water resources and the Chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management issues a report analyzing how Ohio's rules address issues raised in the U.S. EPA report.

HB 345 - Ohio Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Price Hill) and Ohio Rep. Tracy Maxwell Heard (D-26)
Establishes a moratorium on horizontal stimulation of oil and gas wells until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes a report containing the results of a study of the relationship of hydraulic fracturing to drinking water resources and the Chief of the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management issues a report analyzing how Ohio's rules address issues raised in the U.S. EPA report.

HB351 - Ohio Rep. Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Ohio Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)
Establishes requirements governing well stimulation, brine disposal, and water that is used in the drilling and operation of oil and gas wells, including a requirement that oil and gas permittees pay a seven per cent overriding royalty for each well that is stimulated.

HB 418 - Ohio Rep. Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown)
Establishes a moratorium until Jan. 1, 2015, on the disposal by injection into an underground formation of brine and other waste substances associated with the exploration or development of oil and gas resources.

We need to let the Speaker of the Ohio House, President of the Ohio Senate and Gov. Kasich know that Ohioans are concerned about their safety and impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the environment, and allow these bills to be heard in committee.

Sign the petition today, by clicking here.

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