Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing Information

Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing

In response to numerous questions from residents concerning deep-well hydraulic fracking we would like to share a powerpoint recently presented to the Hinckley Seniors Organization by the Township.  This presentation offers a general introduction to the process as well as leasing and water well testing information.  For more detailed information log onto the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources website.

In 2011, the Township Trustees passed a resolution prohibiting drilling on township property and another resolution authorizing ODNR to notify Hinckley Township of the granting of permits (including expedited) within the Township.  Currently the last permit granted in the Township was in 2008.  At the county level, the Medina County Commissioners approved a Road Use and Maintenance Agreement developed by the Medina County Engineers Office.  This agreement addresses the impact upon roadways as a result of the drilling process.  A substantial bond is required of company's undertaking drilling activity.  At the state level, 45 additional employees have been added at ODNR to increase inspection and oversight of wells.

We will continue to attend meetings on behalf of our Township and share meeting dates and updates as they occur.