Over 100 anti-fracking activists have taken over the entrance to an injection well site in Ohio. The action comes at the end of the weekend-long Don’t Frack Ohio event, which was full of trainings and activities.
The rally is spearheaded by “concerned citizen” groups and 350.org as part of the national Summer Heat campaign. It is being labeled “Don’t Frack Ohio 2.0,” in reference to last year’s action involving more than a thousand participants.
Don’t Frack Ohio states on their webpage: “Remember Don’t Frack Ohio from last summer when over a thousand of us marched in Columbus, took over the statehouse rotunda and held a People’s Assembly? We are doing it again this year, with a bolder action and with more grassroots Ohio leadership. We are focusing on Class 2 injection wells and the infusion of toxic radioactive fracking waste brought in from other states and also being generated in Ohio. Last year the Oil & Gas industry injected almost 600 million gallons of toxic waste in our state, with little regard for our communities health and welfare.”
The goal of this and other actions are to get the governor to ban injection wells, in particular, which would effectively end fracking in the state.
More updates to follow…