Fracking Opponents Hosting Meeting Tonight in Kent
Public invited to 6:45 p.m. event at Kent Free Library to plan campaign to ban fracking.
A meeting to plan a campaign to ban hydraulic fracturing in Kent will be held at 6:45 tonight at the Kent Free Library.
George Sosebee, a former Kent resident who is one of the meeting organizers, said the gathering is sponsored by several local grassroots organizations, including Concerned Citizens Ohio.
Those attending the meeting, he said, "will plan how to educate themselves and others about banning fracking and, more important, about returning local control to local people."
"Right now, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources decides what happens to Kent lands. No one voted for those officials. Why should they be able to choose for people of this area? People from Kent want Kent to have the chance to decide for themselves," Sosebee said.
Tonight's work session comes on the heels of an anti-fracking "town meeting" attended by 130 citizens last Friday, and a March Against Fracking through Kent the previous week that attracted more than 100 participants.
For more information email Mary Greer at firstname.lastname@example.org.