April 5 - Ohio's Oil & Gas Right to Know Regulations and Associated Risks - Teresa Mills of Buckeye Forest Council will review current Ohio requirements for Ohio shale gas drillers to disclose chemicals used during all phases of exploration and production. Using the recent Monroe County shale well fracking fire, Ms. Mills will highlight short comings in current regulations and enforcement and the associated health risks to first responders and those citizens living near shale gas operations.
April 11 CCC Stream Cleanup is being rescheduled for later this summer as Paul is recovering from a broken arm.
May 7 - Topic to be determined
Recent Meeting Summaries
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.
Take the Carroll County survey online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/