Free educational forums sponsored by the Ohio Environmental Council will provide an opportunity for citizens of Northeast Ohio to learn about the current state of regulation and science on high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”).
An OEC representative will discuss the importance of citizen involvement and how to comment on proposed rules by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.
Additional experts will speak about the air, land and water quality concerns associated with fracking.
• Garrettsville / Parkman Area – August 10,  9 a.m. – 1p.m.  Parkman Community House, 16295 Main Market Road, Parkman, OH 44080.
•  Mentory / Kirtland Area – August 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lakeland Community College, Room A2100, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094
•  Hiram Area – September 7, 9 a.m. – 1p.m. Hiram College Campus, Kennedy Center , Dix Dining Hall (2nd Floor), State Rt 700 Hiram, OH, 44234.
The forums are free to attend, but please RSVP to the Ohio Environmental Council at (614) 487-7506 or
Food and beverages provided.