Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead
What can YOU Do?
EVERYONE - PLEASE CALL GOVERNOR KASICH at 614-466-3555 - tell him you want a ban on deep injection wells in Ohio - now! Toxic wastes from fracking here in Ohio and from Pennsylvania and West Virginia are being injected into abandoned gas wells for disposal. This caused earthquakes in Youngstown and there is no way these wells can contain these toxins forever. PLEASE HELP PROTECT OUR SOURCES OF CLEAN WATER by sending the Governor a message today that we don't want deep injection wells in Ohio and then .... please pass this on to everyone you can!
Write letters to: Dr. Ernest Moniz, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave., SW, Washington DC 20585 and the Members of Congress - because the oil and gas industry can super chill the natural gas and reduce it to liquid form and export it by tankers to manufacturing bases in China, India, Korea and Japan at the expense of our fresh water, health, air and the future of American children. Please ask them to ban fracking now!
Write your doctor and the Ohio State Medical Association and ask them to protect our health from oil and gas drillers. Ask you doctor to:
-Sign the petition at ohiocitizen.org for disclosure of fracking chemicals. -Talk to other medical professionals about fracking and the new law's infringement on their right-to-know (Senate Bill 315 - Gov. Kasich signed into law June, 2011) - Urge their medical association to take a stand for our health - Also make a copy to the president elect of the Ohio State Medical Association: Neal J. Nesbitt, M.D., 75 Hospital Dr., Ste. 310, Athens, OH 45701-2860 - If you have children, get them involved (children in NY sent letters and pictures to Gov. Cuomo.
Sign petitions and/or just give out informational fliers.
EDUCATE YOURSELVES AND YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, CO-WORKERS - KNOW THAT THE DANGERS LIE NOT ONLY IN SHALE DRILLING (FRACKING), BUT ALSO IN RADIOACTIVE BRINE BEING TRANSPORTED THROUGHOUT TOWNS AND USED AS DE-ICERS ON ROADS, DANGEROUS HEALTH EFFECTS FROM AIR POLLUTION, INFRASTRUCTURE DAMAGE, ILLEGAL SEISMIC TESTING DONE WITHOUT PROPERTY OWNERS CONSENT, INJECTION WELLS, AND COMPRESSOR STATIONS.
SPEAK AT COMMUNITY GROUPS YOU ARE INVOLVED IN/ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS