Energy Transfer Partners Spills TWO MILLION Gallons Of Drilling Material In Ohio

The federal approval of the Rover pipeline reflects a dual national trend: continued reliance on fossil fuels, and the striking down of regulations against fracking public lands, according to Heather Taylor-Miesle of the Ohio Environmental Council, an organization dedicated to helping individuals, communities, and businesses “go green,” as its website says.

Long before Standing Rock, Ohio played an important role in drawing the nation’s attention to unbridled corporate exploitation and misuse of the environment when the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland caught fire in 1969, Taylor-Miesle told Teen Vogue in an April 2017 story. She described the potentially dangerous impacts of natural gas fracking in Ohio, including chemical spills, explosions, earthquakes and poisoned water.

Fracking in Ohio presents a challenge for people to let their elected officials know they care about what happens to the land, Taylor Miesle said—a role akin to that of the protests at Standing Rock.

Date Published: 

Friday, May 12, 2017