Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley planned a news conference to discuss persisting concerns.
A state geologist’s finding released last week for the first time linked earthquakes in the Utica Shale to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique used to access oil and gas deposits. The state’s review called the link “probable”
The finding led Ohio to issue a moratorium on fracking within three miles of the seismic activity’s epicenter and to issue new permit conditions viewed as among the nation’s strictest.
The anti-fracking group said a Youngstown State University geologist has identified 12 earthquakes near fracking activity.