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 NOTE The November meeting is 1 week later than normal.
November 14 at 7pm. - 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 fracking sites in the Utica Shale region of Ohio.
Meetings will be held at the 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.
December - No meeting. Enjoy the holidays!
January 9, 2014 - meeting topic to be determined Last Meeting Summary October 3, 2013 - Rosebud Carrollton Mine Permit Status Update. We
should have responses from our July 24 meeting with ODNR by this time.
We will also review some of the other actions we are taking to ensure
that landowner's surface and water rights are maintained and that the
intersection of shale gas and coal mining does not put any of us at
risk. 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