POLL: Should Fracking Be Permitted Under Cemeteries?

A gas company wants to drill for gas under a cemetery in eastern Ohio. Should that be allowed?

Trustees in an eastern Ohio town are considering an offer from a gas company that wants to drill for gas under a cemetery, according to a story on Cleveland.com.

But it's not just happening in Lowellville, OH. It's been considered elsewhere.

On one side of the debate is the prospect of making money for cities that need it. On the other is the mess, noise, the smell and the idea of disturbing the ground under the graves of loved ones.  

With gas drilling -- via fracking -- increasingly , what do you think of the idea? 

I.M. Wright July 17, 2012 at 10:40 PM
What in the h-e-double-hockey-sticks does ACA have to do with THIS? Oh, nothing.
I.M. Wright July 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM
The ACA has nothing to do with this. Stop hijacking -- and get your own blog.
I.M. Wright July 17, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Stop hijacking
Debbie S. July 17, 2012 at 11:50 PM
James - Patch apparently cares (although not ALL Patch editors, obviously). Also, I have more to say which is relevant to the topic, but I was in the middle of preparing dinner for my family. Obviously YOU don't care, but there are more people in this world than you, sir, so I shall keep raising the issue with Patch (since it's their rule).
Debbie S. July 17, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Bob - you are very mistaken about the process being safe and effective. Fracking involves injecting a highly polluted mining by-product slurry into the ground so forcefully that it can travel through the already-broken (by the mining process) rock layers. It is a proven source of the earthquakes last year in Youngstown among other environmental problems. There are several states which have rejected fracking disposal (and one that has made it outright illegal). Ohio is very short-sighted to desire to be a leader in this industry. We are short selling our children's natural resource inheritance.


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