Concerned Brookfield citizens and groups will hold a town hall-style, panel discussion meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Brookfield Fire Hall to provide information and to let the community voice their concerns and suggestions regarding five proposed fracking waste injection wells.
It is free to attend the Brookfield Panel Discussion, and it is open to the public. Groups helping to coordinate the meeting are Frackfree America National Coalition based in Youngstown, Buckeye Environmental Network, and the Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
Construction of a fracking waste injection site in Brookfield, Ohio has begun as of about November 13, 2017, but it’s not a “done deal,” say the groups. Additional Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) permits are required for the company to fully operate and inject fracking waste – much of it to come from out-of-state if the wells are eventually approved. Highland Field Services, a Seneca Resources subsidiary, is the company planning to site five injection wells in the Brookfield community. Citing unanswered questions about an apparently mysteriously abandoned old injection well near the Brookfield High School and other serious public health and safety concerns, groups call for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to revoke and deny drilling permits and to immediately halt current injection well construction in Brookfield, Ohio, that is reportedly already slowing traffic.
Brookfield Panel Discussion Agenda
The town hall-style, panel discussion will also include information about local and regional injection well and fracking-linked, man-made earthquakes, risks to water and air, and other related issues and possible solutions. Confirmed panelists are:
The groups, FANC, BEN, and CHEJ believe, based upon science and experience, that injection is inherently unsafe and that no amount of regulation can make it safe, especially in a highly populated, earthquake-prone area where Brookfield is located and where there are abandoned coal mines.
For more information or media inquiries, please see frackfreeamerica.org, email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Learn more about the five proposed Brookfield injection wells and other concerns being raised.
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Explore the live map of the proposed injection wells.