Report and Recommendations: Executive Summary

The findings and recommendations of the 2015 Regional Commission to Study and Address Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Exploration are concisely summarized here.  For the complete report with exhibits, please see below....Read more

FINAL REPORT from the 2015 Regional Commission to Study and Address Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Exploration.

INTRODUCTION

The Regional Commission to Study and Address Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Exploration (“Regional Commission” or “Commission”) was formed in January 2015 and is represented by many viewpoints, both pro and con, regarding oil and gas drilling. Members of the...Read more

Regional Commission's Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee Final Report

Al Cowger, Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair, presented the committee's final report to the Regional Commission on November 17, 2015.  "The Commission must take the individual recommendations of Committees and formulate recommendations that fall within each Committee’s mandate but will complement the work and objectives of the...Read more

Regional Commission's Safety Committee Final Report

Safety Committee Co-Chair, Chief Tom Robinson, presented the committee's final report to the Regional Commission on November 17, 2015. The report recommends fifteen actionable items for 2016. "To safeguard your community, the Regional Commission Safety Committee has studied oil and gas well safety incidents specific to our community, as well as those of...Read more

Incidents at Ohio Gas/Oil Well Sites 2011~6-1-2015

Fire Department Responses to Incidents at Ohio Gas/Oil Well Sites 2011 through 6-1-2015.Gas Oil reports 2011 to 6.1.2015.pdf...Read more

Incidents at Ohio Gas/Oil Well Sites 2008~2010

Fire Department Responses to Incidents at Gas/Oil Well Sites 2008~2010Read more

Potential Impacts of Hydralic Fracturing on Drinking Water

The EPA recently released a draft report assessing the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing on the quality and quantity of drinking water resources. An EPA Webinar discussing the report can be found in Quick Links on this page. Slides to accompany the Webinar and an Executive Summary of the report can be found below. Historical and technical background material can be found in the U.S...Read more

Beck Energy and Monroe Falls

It's round two in the fight beween Beck Energy and Munroe Falls 

"Guest Voices", Crains's Cleveland Business, August 28, 2015

By HEIDI GOROVITZ ROBERTSON

Heidi Gorovitz Robertson is the Steven W....Read more

Beck Energy Sues Monroe Falls

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF OHIO STATE OF OHIO EX REL. BECK ENERGY CORPORATION, Relator, vs. CITY OF MUNROE FALLS, OHIO By and through its Chief Building Official and Zoning Inspector and Director of the Department of Public Services, Jim Bowery, 43 Munroe Falls Avenue Munroe Falls, Ohio 44262 and JIM BOWERY, in his official capacity as Chief Building Inspector and Director of the Department of...Read more

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