Today in Akron, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed SB 315 into law, turning one of the worst fracking bills in America into the worst fracking laws.
Ohioans now know clearly where their representatives at all levels of state government stand – and unfortunately, most are choosing to stand with their donors in the oil and gas industry, rather than their constituents. Gov. Kasich himself has taken over $200,000 from the gas industry, and has now more than adequately repaid the favor.
SB 315 eliminates all public notice for fracking well permits, opens gaping loopholes in disclosure laws that allow fracking companies to keep toxic chemical cocktails secret from communities, establishes the lowest tax rates on the gas industry in the country, and gags doctors from discussing the health impacts of fracking.
On June 17th, Ohioans will be mobilizing to show Gov. Kasich and his friends in the Statehouse that there will be consequences for choosing to frack Ohio. The largest mobilization against fracking in Ohio’s history will descend on Columbus, and take over the statehouse to pass people’s legislation that will defend us from the gas industry.
The action begins at 11 AM on Sunday at Arch Park in Downtown Columbus, and then march to the Statehouse. Sign up here to join us.