YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Local, state and national representatives gathered at The Wean Foundation in Warren Friday to discuss long-term environmental, health, social and economic plans for fracking.
The two-day fracking forum kicked off at 9 a.m. Friday morning and will continue Saturday.
Keynote speaker, Deborah Rogers with the Energy Policy Forum says communities must be cautious if they chose to move forward with fracking oil and gas because there are many downsides to the industry that aren't talked about.
"Reserves are not as great as the industry promised. Revenues are not as great as the industry promised. You do get environmental degradation. You do get road impact costs. You do get health costs that this industry is creating, but they are not paying for," said Rogers.