Opposes Duke’s Pipeline
Supports Pipeline Safety Legislation
Richard Cordray (DEM)
Mike Dewine (REP)
Constance Gadell-Newton (GREEN)
I am Constance Gadell-Newton and I am running for governor of Ohio this November on a strong environmental and social justice platform. My call for a moratorium on unconventional natural gas extraction (fracking) and injection wells, and a rapid transition to 100% renewable power generation is in sharp contrast to my opponents. At the present time, natural gas is a major energy source in Ohio and as such the existing pipeline infrastructure has to be monitored for safety. However, today high pressure gas pipelines are being constructed across the State of Ohio without adequate environmental or public safety review, creating an unacceptable security risk and harming neighborhoods and ecologically sensitive areas across the State. This massive expansion of an unregulated fossil fuel infrastructure is not what we need; not at this time when accelerating climate change warrants sharp reductions in atmospheric carbon, and when manufacturing and construction of renewable power sources, including solar and wind, presents an attractive investment opportunity in the public and private sectors alike. I am against new natural gas lines being built unless their need and safety is established through comprehensive environmental review and broad-based citizen input. The proposed Duke high pressure gas line as described by NOPE would jeopardize the health and safety of local residents and should not be approved. The mere chance of an explosion with a high pressure gas line in a densely populated is intolerable. We must therefore explore other less hazardous and intrusive solutions to the problem of proper gas pressure and capacity. I have gone on the record as a strong advocate for community rights with regards to the safety of air, water, and soil. I support responsible local legislation that would regulate human safety and zoning in environmental concerns. If NOPE has any follow-up questions please e-mail. I would be proud to be listed under your section of elected officials that oppose Duke Energy’s Central Corridor Pipeline Project.
Sara Bitter (7th Dist/DEM)
Steve Wilson (7th District /REP)
Tom Chandler (9th Distric/REP)
Cecil Thomas (9th District/DEM)
Tom Brinkman (27th District/REP)
Christine Fisher (27th District/DEM)
Johnathan Dever (28th District/REP)
Jessica Miranda (28th District/DEM)
In 2016 I drafted a press release in opposition to the Duke Pipeline and proposed a safety zone for such projects in the future. I can provide a copy of this upon request, otherwise thank you for all you do to the entire N.O.P.E. organization I am behind you 1000%
Louis Blessing (29th District/REP)
Carrie Davis (29th District/DEM)
Clayton Adams (30th District/DEM)
William Seitz (30th District/REP)
Brigid Kelly (31st District DEM
Catherine Ingram (32nd District/DEM)
Marilyn Tunnat (32nd District/REP)
Judith Boyce (33rd District/REP)
Sedrick Denson (33rd District/DEM)
How to Use This Information
- Consider this information when making your voting decisions. NOPE does not endorse specific candidates. However, we encourage everyone to be informed about where candidates stand on issues that are important to them and to vote accordingly.
- Ask your elected officials and candidates to respond to NOPE’s questions about their position on Duke’s pipeline and whether they will support pipeline safety legislation. HERE is information sent to candidates running for office and a LINK to 3 simple questions for the candidates.
- Hold your officials accountable to the positions they have taken on the pipeline and public safety, in the future.
NOTE: The red question mark symbol indicates that we have not had a response from this official/candidate. We will update the information when we receive their response, so encourage officials and candidates in your community to add their responses to our survey: https://goo.gl/forms/67wnq0A5lrsGy9Xh2