Ohio, Monroe County Officials Comment on Sunday Earthquake

Leis said she believed only one fracking operation was close enough to the earthquake site to require a shutdown. However, Melanie Houston, director of Oil and Gas for the Ohio Environmental Council advocacy group, said she believes there are seven fracking operations within five miles of the earthquake site.

“This earthquake is a clear example of the risks involved in fracking,” she said. “Instead of charging ahead with leasing in the Wayne National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service should be considering what dangers we’re inviting into Ohio’s only national forest.”

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017