Munise Aksoy: Key Profiles

Jon Ostroff

Jon Ostroff is the founder and president of the Pennsylvania-based Ostroff Injury Law firm, founded in 1993. He works closely with workers reporting injury cases in the oil and gas industry and has the “record and experience to take on the rich fracking companies” and have them compensate for workers that have been injured under their responsibilities. On his law firm website, there are links to reporting cases and more information on how to contact the firm.



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor. It has aimed to improve worker’s protection laws in many industries across the United States. Since the establishment of the agency in 1971, “workplace fatalities have been cut by 62 percent and occupational injury and illness rates have declined 40 percent” (OSHA). OSHA’s website includes many links to in-depth information about regulations, enforcement, data and statistics, and many more with additional contact information of local regional offices.


State Senator Jim Ferlo

Jim Ferlo has been serving as Pennsylvania’s State Senator since 2002. He is a Democrat representing the 38th Senatorial District comprised of parts of the City of Pittsburgh (Ferlo, 2013). Since the start of the shale gas industry in Pennsylvania, he has advocated for a “more cautious approach for natural gas extraction” (Ferlo, 2013). In 2013, he issued a press release announcing a fracking moratorium legislation known as the Natural Gas Drilling Moratorium Act. For more information on the regarding senate bill and Senator Ferlo’s contact information, please visit


Emily Husser

Emily Husser graduated from the University of Denver and has been working with JF Kiely Service Company in the Emmaus, Pennsylvania region as an Environmental/Project Coordinator since April 2012. She has also formerly worked as an environmental inspector at Utility Line Service and as a geologist at Earth Engineering Inc. As project coordinator of Kiely, she oversees the operations carried out on fracking sites and makes sure they are properly conducted. She can provide additional hands-on information about what goes on at fracking sites. ( )