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Testimony: Oil & Gas Wastewater Disposal

Ohio Environmental Council, January 12, 2012

The OEC shares the goal of developing our nation’s natural gas and petroleum oil resources—in a responsible way that protects human health and the environment and is most beneficial to the people of Ohio and America.

As with any industrial activity, the development of oil and gas – including the eventual disposal of waste water – involves risk. The people of Youngstown, of course, are well aware of one risk from the deep well injection of waste water: increased seismic activity (earthquakes).

The people of Youngstown are not alone with concerns about oil and gas production and the associated disposal of waste water and brine water.

Click below to read OEC’s full testimony.