Call the Governor’s office today: Grant a public hearing now!

Calls to Gov. Kasich still encouraged. Please say it is GOVERNOR KASICH’S RESPONSIBILITY to require ODNR grant a public hearing. ODNR will not do it without the Governor stepping in.

PLEASE CALL THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TODAY!

Our local officials have been notified by ODNR that no hearing is necessary on the K&H3 well permit application. THIS IS AGAINST OHIO LAW and the PUBLIC INTEREST.

ASK GOV. KASICH TO REQUIRE THAT ODNR GRANT A PUBLIC HEARING IN ATHENS NOW!

phone: 614-466-3555

Please e-mail Roxanne at roxannegroff1227 AT gmail.com to let us know you’ve called and what response you got.

You may wish to use some of the following in support of your position:

“I am calling with great concern that ODNR will not grant a public hearing on the permit application for the K&H injection well in Torch Ohio, Athens County. I am one of hundreds of concerned citizens who want the governor to tell the Director and Oil and Gas Chief that they must have a public hearing according to Ohio law.

Ohio Administrative Code rule 1501.9.3 states that if any substantive objection is “relevant to the issues of public health or safety, or to good conservation practices” a hearing shall be called, by the chief, within thirty days of receipt of the objection.” Our concerns are substantive and relevant.

The Governor is the only person who can make the Director and the Oil and Gas Chief allow this hearing to happen in Athens, as citizens and our local public officials have repeatedly requested. It is the governor’s DUTY to make his appointees follow state law.

With the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision last week that Ohio oil and gas interests trump local zoning control (Munroe Falls case decision), our highest elected state official must require that the state protect citizens, because the power of local governments to protect their communities is being stripped by the state. Mr. Kasich must rein in this rogue agency that is putting our communities and health at risk. We’re counting on the governor to make his appointees grant a public hearing as public safety and the law require.

I wish to be informed as to when the hearing will be scheduled. Thank you.” phone: 614-466-3555

Please share post at acfan’s facebook page. No deadline. Let’s keep calling!

Please let us know if you get through:
roxannegroff1227@gmail.com

PLEASE CALL THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TODAY! 614-466-3555: DEMAND THAT ODNR HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE K&H3 PERMIT IN ATHENS NOW!

See Athens News coverage and previous ACFAN post on K&H3 application and public outcry, expressed in 198 submitted comments and the Dec. 29 Athens County Commissioners’ public meeting.

See ODNR Director Zehringer letter to Rep Debbie Phillips and Sen. Lou Gentile stating no public hearing is necessary.

See ohio.com/news/break-news/drilling-ordinance-in-munroe-falls-conflicts-with-state-law-ohio-supreme-court-rules-1.567518