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MADION Mothers Against Drilling In Our Neighborhoods (MADION) was formed by Ohio moms whose mission is to preserve the health and safety of our children from the harmful effects of drilling for gas and oil in our neighborhoods.

02 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Drilling the Well

02 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Chemicals to Fill in Waste Pit

02 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Fracking Sand Threatens Gas Well Workers, Researcher Says

According to a government safety researcher, sand dust created from the hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from rock is one of the most dangerous threats to workers at wells blossoming across the U.S. About four out of five air samples from well sites in five states in the past two years exceeded recommended limits for silica particles, said Eric Esswein, an industrial hygienist at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The particles in sand dust created during the so-called fracking process can lodge in the lungs and cause potentially fatal silicosis, he said at a conference on April 30, 2012, sponsored by the Institute of Medicine.

Esswein said he didn’t know whether the sand dust may be harmful to local residents because his team didn’t take measurements at the edges of well sites.

See the full article.

02 May 2012 ~ 0 Comments

New Study Predicts Frack Fluid Can Migrate to Aquifers within Years

A new study has raised concerns.

Computer modeling predicts fracking fluids will dramatically speed up movement of chemicals injected into the ground. Fluids traveled distances within 100 years that would take tens of thousands of years under natural conditions. When fracturing in natural faults and fractures, fracking fluids could move 10 times as fast as that. Where man-made fractures intersect with natural faults, or break out of the Marcellus layer into the stone layer above it, the study found, “contaminants could reach the surface areas in tens of years, or less.” Unfortunately, direct evidence of fluid migration is needed, but little sampling has been done to analyze where fracking fluids go after being injected underground.

Read the full article here.

28 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Bill of Rights to Stop Drilling/Fracking Needs Your Support

Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm at City Council Chambers at City Hall

Join us for a City Council work session on a Bill of Rights for Broadview Heights residents to ban further drilling in our community. This Bill of Rights states that as citizens of Broadview Heights, we are entitled to clean air and water and a safe environment. We also have the right to self governance of our city.

Councilor Doug Shields, who led Pittsburgh City Council to pass the country’s first CELDF (Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund)-style rights-based ban on fracking will be discussing his experiences and offer some guidance to help our elected officials pass a Bill of Rights in Broadview Heights. Since Pittsburgh City Council passed their Bill of Rights in 2010, no more wells have been drilled in the city of Pittsburgh and to date, it has not been challenged in court.

See an article about Councilor Doug Shields’ ban on fracking in Pittsburgh.

This ordinance now rests in Council’s hands and they are trying to decide if they should vote for it or against it.

Attend this meeting to support the passage of our Bill of Rights. We have 86 wells in our community.

27 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Governor Kasich Promotes Secretive Practices for Gas and Oil Drilling Companies

So, what’s the big secret?

Governor Kasich called for full disclosure of fracking chemicals, yet he backs a bill (SB315) that would keep some of the chemicals secret. Residents of Ohio have a right to know what chemicals drilling companies are exposing their children to when the drilling companies are allowed to drill and frack a well only hundreds of feet from their homes. See the full article

31 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

The Atlantic: Pennsylvania Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals

A March 27th article by The Atlantic says that a newly-passed law forbids Pennsylvania doctors from sharing chemical information with their patients exposed to toxic and proprietary fracking solutions. See the full article

30 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

CBS News: Cleveland fracking

After fracking was cited as a cause of the Youngstown earthquakes that took place late in 2011, CBS News ran a story on March 9th about fracking in Cleveland which included interviews with Broadview Heights citizens. See the 3-minute news video

30 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Upcoming Broadview Heights City Council meetings

It is important that residents attend meetings and sessions to let the Council Members know that you are concerned about drilling in our neighborhoods.

  • April 2 – Council Meeting
  • April 16 – Work Session
  • April 23 – Council Meeting
  • April 30 – Work Session

All meetings start at 7:30 PM in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of the Broadview Heights City Hall at 9543 Broadview Road. We hope to see you!

27 March 2012 ~ 4 Comments

MADION at the Broadview Heights City Hall

We’ll be attending the monthly meeting of the Brecksville/Broadview Heights Democratic Club tonight, Tuesday March 27th at 7pm. If you’re available, drop by the Broadview Heights City Hall at 9543 Broadview Road; check in at the front desk before heading up to the second floor. We’d love to see you there!