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Ohio belongs to us, her citizens.

Grassroots organizations have cropped up all over Ohio and have been growing in numbers.  Members include everyone from “average” homeowners to scientists, students and elected officials. Working together is the only way to assure that Ohio is a place where property rights and local control are fully respected; where oil and gas development throughout the state occurs using only methods that protect water, air, soil quality, and human health and safety; and where laws and regulations support this vision.

There are many ways for you to be involved.  Begin by being informed by staying current with what’s happening in Ohio and across the nation.

If you are looking for more, scroll down to see what you can do…

Make Connections

Work with your neighbors to educate them about the current problems and risks associated with drilling.  Contact NEOGAP, via our “Contact Us” page, to find like-minded people in your area.

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Featured stories of Taking Action

List of Health Care Pros Who Oppose Gas Drilling in NY

October, 2011, NY – A list of 250+ physicians and other health care professionals, along with the usual group of opposition groups, sent a letter to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo yesterday requesting more study of shale gas drilling’s affects on health before approving new regulations and issuing permits to drill. A copy of their letter is embedded below. A copy of the list of “health care professionals” which includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, veterinarians, dentists, professors, students and others is listed below in case those who support drilling might want to re-think whether or not they continue using the services of these people given their activist stance against drilling. The letter asserts that the current draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS) does not sufficiently address the affects of hydraulic fracturing on human health. It also states anything less than a 180 day review period for the new regulations is … Continue reading →

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STUDY SHOWS AIR EMISSIONS NEAR FRACKING SITES MAY POSE HEALTH RISK

3/19/2012, ​AURORA, Colo.– In a new study, researchers from theColorado School of Public Health have shown that air pollution caused by hydraulic fracturing or fracking may contribute to acute and chronic health problems for those living near natural gas drilling sites. “Our data show that it is important to include air pollution in the national dialogue on natural gas development that has focused largely on water exposures to hydraulic fracturing,” said Lisa McKenzie, Ph.D., MPH, lead author of the study and research associate at the Colorado School of Public Health. The study will be published in an upcoming edition of Science of the Total Environment. The report, based on three years of monitoring, found a number of potentially toxic petroleum hydrocarbons in the air near the wells including benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene and xylene. Benzene has been identified by theEnvironmental Protection Agency as a known carcinogen. Other chemicals included heptane, octane and diethylbenzene but information … Continue reading

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