NEW FUNDING CHALLENGE: Thanks to the generosity of some anonymous donors, CCC has the opportunity to turn $1 into $4 with a 3:1 matching challenge. The donors will match every dollar raised up to $2,500 with a match of up to $7,500.
Funds will be used to continue our efforts to protect landowners rights. If you would like to support our efforts, please send your tax deductable contribution to: Carroll Concerned Citizens, Inc.
PO Box 503
Carrollton, OH 44615
Carroll Concerned Citizens - Our Goals
Carroll Concerned Citizens is a citizens-based organization whose goals are to:
Educate citizens about the long-term health, economic and environmental impacts of mineral extraction activities in Carroll and surrounding counties
Provide common outlet for citizens to voice concerns
Work with and via government offices regarding permit reviews and regulatory enforcement
Support the use of legal means to uphold the rights of Ohio landowners.
We generally hold public meetings the first Thursday of each month to share concerns, discuss opportunities for action and engage in civil debate. (Check Next Meeting section for exact dates/times)
Our meetings are free and open to the public. For more information contact Paul Feezel 330-813-8880 or email email@example.com
Carroll Concerned Citizens, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Ohio.
Paul Feezel - President
Alan Kemerer - Vice President and Secretary
Deborah Ruehs - Treasurer
Send tax deductible donations to:
Carroll Concerned Citizens, Inc.
PO Box 503, Carrollton, OH 44615
Next Meeting March 6, 2014 at 7pm - Carroll Soil and Water Conservation: 4R Tomorrow - Linda Yeager, District Administrator of the Carroll Soil and Water Conservation District will be sharing information about the 4R Tomorrow program at the Carroll Concerned Citizens meeting on Thursday March 6.This program promotes nutrient stewardship, water management and backyard conservation to protect water quality in local communities and across Ohio.
Watershed Specialist, Josh Britton hired by Carroll and Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District will be introduced and talk about the upcoming plans for the Atwood, Leesville, Tappen and Clendening watersheds.
The meeting will be held Church of Christ Christian Disciples at 353
Moody Ave. Carrollton just south of Route 43/39 intersection. The
Church of Christ drive goes back behind the Church of God located right
on Moody. Meetings are free and open to the public regardless of what county you live in.
Save the Date Next Meeting - April 3 at 7pm - Topic to be announced.
Opportunity to Participate in the UC/OSU Air Study Researchers at UC/OSU are currently seeking a limited number of landowners in Carroll and surrounding counties willing
to host the small passive sampling devices on
their property. Specifically, the landowner's property should either have a well pad or be immediately adjacent to the well pad.
Carroll Concerned Citizens is acting as one of the local non-profit
partners to assist in identifying landowners and potential sites to
include in the study. The initial geographic focus is in Carroll and
surrounding counties because of logistical constraints.
However, if you feel you have a good site based on the two criteria
below, please contact the study coordinator as they may be able to work
out the logistics.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to be considered for participation in the unbiased study, please contact Dr. Erin Haynes atthe University of Cincinnati by phone at 513-558-5427 or via email at Erin.Haynes@UC.edu Last Meeting Summary February 6, 2014 - Listening Project Seeks Input on Shale Gas in Carroll County
Caitlin Johnson, Organizer with Communities United for Responsible Energy (CURE) – a campaign of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) – A shale-focused “listening project” in Carroll County.Listening projects are citizen driven interviews of friends, family and neighbors to collect their experiences – good, bad or neutral – during the shale boom.
CURE’s goal is to train 10-15 local volunteers to help reach a target of 500 Carroll County citizens with a short seven question interview. The responses to the questions – which will be kept anonymous – are to be complied later this summer and shared through a county-wide public meeting.
January 9, 2014 - Introduction of a new study to understand the effect of unconventional gas drilling on air quality.Erin
Haynes, PhD from the University of Cincinnati (UC) will share more
information about a new joint UC / Oregon State University (OSU) study
funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
looking at air quality during the shale gas exploration lifecycle. Click here for pdf Fact Sheet
November 14, 2013 - A Study of Methane in Ground Water Near Gas Wells - University
of Cincinnati Assistant Professor of Geology, Amy Townsend-Small, PhD,
is leading a study to examine methane and other components in
groundwater wells in Carroll County during the onset of drilling for
natural gas in the region. Dr. Townsend-Small and her team are
monitoring about 25 groundwater wells at varying distances from shale gas sites in the Utica Shale region of Ohio. Rosebud permit update - CCC's geologist completed Phase 1 of their analysis and determined a number of serious concerns about the permit's lack of data, inconsistent data, analysis methods used and conclusions reached. CCC has contacted ODNR and the US Dept of Interior's Office of Surface Mining that oversee's ODNR's Division of Mines to share these expert findings and seek additional analysis.
October 3, 2013 - Rosebud Carrollton Mine Permit Status Update. ODNR did not provide any responses to our July 25 informal conference questions. Additionally, the new Procedural Directive regarding water replacement for dewatered landowners has been delayed again. The new target for release is December 1. Because Carroll County residents are so concerned about the potential for the proposed mine to impact their water, surface rights, and provide increased risk at shale gas wells and mid-stream operations, CCC engaged a well known geologist specializing in mine geology to do a detailed analysis of the geotechnical data contained in the permit. July 25, 2013 - ODNR / Rosebud Carrollton Mine Application Informal Conference. Over 50 citizens participated in this two-way information sharing conference. ODNR provided an overview of the permit review process, mining regulations, and general room-and-pillar mining operations. Many citizens asked questions with ODNR staff provided answers where they could or offered to follow up. Finally, 13 citizens provided formal commentary and/or questions that will be addressed by the ODNR staff within 60 days of the meeting.
June 6, 2013 - Huff Run Coal Mine Reclamation Project - Marissa
Geib Watershed Coordinator for Huff Run / Mud Run Watershed Restoration
Partnership shared their work through ODNR to improve water
quality impacted by abandoned coal mines in Carroll and Tuscarawas
Counties. May 2, 2013 at 7pm - Rosebud Carrollton Mine Application Strategy Session.
ODNR has received supplemental information from Rosebud regarding the
Carrollton shallow room-and-pillar mine application. Our attorney and
experts are reviewing the information now to determine if it resolves
the 21 page information request from ODNR and the nearly 4 pages of
additional questions / concerns raised by Carroll County residents.
Public notices of the application request have been published in the
local newspapers for 2 weeks now. CCC plans to request an "informal
conference" with ODNR to express any remaining concerns. This informal
conference is a key means for citizens to show ODNR that we expect them
to protect landowner rights.
Please join us as we work together to review the new data and maps and develop our strategies.
April 13, 2013 - Volunteer Stream Cleanup - 12 Carroll County Soil and Water Conservation District and Carroll Concerned Citizens volunteers joined forces to clean up trash at the Valley Run Wildlife Area. Thanks to all who helped and Kimble for donating the trash dump. We hope to make this at least an annual event.
FracTrack Shale Gas Wells in Carroll County Click here to link to website. You must zoom in using zoom controls on upper left to see well detail.
Check the Archives tab for summaries of previous CCC meetings.
Hot Topics and News!
WANTED: Ohio Researcher looking for 10-20 Carroll County landowners within 1 mile of planned, drilling or drilled shale gas wells. Must have ground water well and allow water to be tested about 4 times per year. The testing is free and results will be shared with the landowner. Contact PaulFeezel@CarrollConcernedCitizens.org or 330-627-7163 if you are interested.
- A CCC presentation on why landowners might consider additional water testing, various levels of testing, and approximate costs. See the Resources and References tab for more information...including EPA certified testing labs.
April 1, 2013 - Water Sentinels continue monitoring Carroll County water with pending Rosebud mine and shale gas activity (Public News Service - Radio link) Gas and Oil Exploration