Mission Summary: To spread the truth about fracking to faith communities
throughout Ohio and beyond: Fracking harms God’s Creation. It must be stopped, AND…
We must move to a new paradigm of renewable energy if we are to save God’s Creation, which sustains all life on earth.
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, February 1, 2014
We will meet at the Community Church of Chesterland at 2 pm.
Our next meeting will be held at the Community Church of Chesterland in Geauga County
on February 1, 2014 at 2 pm.
Powerpoint Presentation by Ron Prosek, Convener of FaCT
Presented to the Justice Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio Network
at First Unitarian Universalist Church, Columbus, OH, on November 2, 2013
WHY JEWS SHOULD BE AGAINST HYDROFRACKING
by Dr. Mirele B. Goldsmith
Hydraulic fracturing (or hydrofracking), the controversial method of drilling for natural gas, is in the news – the Jewish news. The Forward recently reported that 4 Jewish summer camps have signed leases to allow gas companies to drill for gas on their land. The children who attend these camps are in danger, but so are all of us.
There is a gas rush on around the world, including in Texas, Oklahoma and other states. But now it is poised for a huge expansion. Hydraulic fracturing has come to the Marcellus Shale, the largest natural gas formation in the United States, which extends from New York to West Virginia.
People who live near gas wells are already suffering from poisoned wells and dirty air. But we should all be worried for the following reasons:
- Hydrofracking taxes water resources and pollutes water. It requires the use of toxic chemicals, brings radioactive elements in the rock to the surface and results in contamination by gas.
- Hydrofracking is exempt from many environmental laws due to years of lobbying by the industry.
- Hydrofracking supports our economy’s addiction to fossil fuels. Although cleaner burning than coal and oil, natural gas is a fossil fuel that releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to contribute to climate change.
T-shirt said ‘no to fracking,’ but did Francis?
The Industrialization of Ohio’s Countryside –
David Beech Photo Tour shows the shocking results of fracking in Carroll County: http://www.gcbl.org/blog/2013/08/ohio-
Our affiliate, FaCT of the Ohio Valley [FaCT-OV], serves Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties in Ohio and Brooke, Marshall, and Ohio Counties in West Virginia
FaCT-OV meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm. at the Ohio Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellaire, OH. For more information, please contact Pat Jacobson at: Patnjake@sprynet.com
For Baseline and Follow-up testing of your water wells, be sure that you are using ONLY Ohio EPA Certified Testing Labs. Follow the Link below to a comprehensive list of certified labs:
(You should get Tier III Testing)
Statements of Conscience on Fracking and on the Environment:
Faith and Fracking [From New York State - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - VERY INSPIRING]
OHIO VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH in Bellaire, OH