HB 393and SB 165 willallow cancer-causing “brine” from vertically drilled oil and gas wells to be a legally sold commodity if the seller makes a one-time paperwork filing showing that this radioactive oil and gas waste has been approved for use elsewhere.
HB 393 and SB 165 remove and restrict Ohio DNR authority. ODNR will only be allowed to accept limiteddocumentation that would supposedly demonstrate that theproduct is “not expected to result in damage or injury to public health and safetyor the environment” before it issues a permit or order allowing the sale of “brine.” No proof will be necessary to document the commodity is safe.
HB 393and SB 165 will prohibit the chief from future rulemaking that would protect public health or the environment.
HB 393 and SB 165 will not only legalize others to sale radioactive oil and gas waste as a commodity; they also would give bulletproof protection to the drilling industry against liability. Contact Buckeye Environmental Network for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or call 614-507-4406