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Holiday protestors target proposed Brookfield injection well

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BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Instead of waving American flags, protesters gathered on the green in downtown Brookfield to hold up signs.

Protesters lined the curb hoping to rally support behind their fight against a proposed injection well off of Route 7, just near McMullen Drive.

"Last I looked, I see the American flags flying all around us, we should have a say so, especially with our land and what's happening right to us," Doug Fette says, Brookfield resident.

Fette says the well would become his next-door neighbor, something he's not thrilled about after moving to the township for peace and quiet.

And school officials say the planned well would be too close for comfort, as the well would sit just 1,500 feet from the Brookfield Local Schools campus.

Brookfield Superintendent Tim Saxton says he's written letters detailing his opposition to the well to trustees, state representatives and Governor John Kasich.

School Board Member Ron Brennan joined protesters Friday to voice his concerns about the possibility of an environmental impact. He too is concerned about an injection well being drilled close to school grounds.

"That's one of the biggest worries, there's big vast areas of land in Trumbull County, Mahoning County, where it could be put 10 miles away from a major, significant population center," Brennan says.

If the well permit is approved, it would be operated by Cortland-based American Energy, which has said in the past it's responsible and takes extra steps when it comes to safety.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has yet to approve a permit, and protesters hope they can halt any action before it's too late.
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