The Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) will explore four different perspectives of a recent change to chemical disclosure in the shale gas industry. A panel with representatives from the faith community, first responders, local citizens, and legislative watchdogs will each share their views on continued erosion of local control with the shale gas industry.
The Federal Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act requires industries to disclose chemicals used in their businesses to local planners and first responders as a matter of public safety. Ohio changed that disclosure for shale gas drillers to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources rather than directly to local first responders.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.
October 1 – Tentative Topic - Rosebud Carrollton Mine next steps for holding ODNR and Rosebud accountable for private land rights.
November 5 – Tentative Topic – University of Cincinnati Study Final Results for Methane in Ohio Drinking Water Wells
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/