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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 maryzgreer@aol.com.

Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Humm. Fracking in Kent. Me thinks the only ones trying to Frack the people of Kent are the wackos. Any one who goes to this B.S. meeting should have to pay a extra $3.00 dollars a gallon for there gas. As to the 130 citizens at last meeting many were imports who dont even live here. Crazy, Crazy,
barack February 23, 2012 at 01:08 PM
I am imagining these protesters will leave their warm, cozy homes (heated by natural gas, of course) to attend this protest...it's too cold outside for the 99%er protesters, so they'll convene in the warm library.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 02:57 PM
what's your point?
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 03:02 PM
myron, i'd happily pay $3.00 more per gallon of gas if it meant that you would have to drink contaminated water. i'd pay $5.00 more per gallon if you would learn how to spell.
Stephanie G February 23, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I will be at the meeting, and i am neither "wacko" or an "import." I will go to learn how to stand up for the health of my hometown, including the inhabitants who don't care enough to look at the evidence and be concerned.
Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 04:15 PM
YEP THERE GOING TO IN YOUR FRONT YARD. AND DO THE FRACKING. BEWARE ALL OF KENT. Its going to be going on in your city.
Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Pac. 10:02 am on Thursday, February 23, 2012 myron, [Myron] i'd [I'd] happily pay $3.00 more per gallon of gas [ , ] if [If] it meant that you would have to drink contaminated water. i'd [I'd] pay $5.00 more per gallon if you would learn how to spell. LOOK WHOS CASTING STONE'S ON SPELLING. As to the $5 been there done that. See your afraid to even use your name. What a wonderful person you must be. DEMO RAT FOR SURE.
Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 04:21 PM
LOOK WHOS CASTING STONE'S ON SPELLING. As to the $5 been there done that. See your afraid to even use your name. What a wonderful person you must be. DEMO RAT FOR SURE.
Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Pac. 10:02 am on Thursday, February 23, 2012 myron, [Myron] i'd [I'd] happily pay $3.00 more per gallon of gas [ , ] if [If] it meant that you would have to drink contaminated water. i'd [I'd] pay $5.00 more per gallon if you would learn how to spell. LOOK WHOS CASTING STONE'S ON SPELLING. As to the $5 been there done that. See your afraid to even use your name. What a wonderful person you must be. DEMO RAT FOR SURE.
barack February 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Those who oppose the practice say that chemicals in fracking fluids can pollute water tables that lie just a few hundred feet or less below the surface. In rock formations like the Marcellus shale, a deposit in the Northeast that underlies parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, fracking takes place well below 7,000 feet and solid rock separates the shale deposits from shallow groundwater aquifers. The buffer makes contamination from fracking virtually impossible. In addition, the wells being drilled are constructed with at least four thick layers of steel casing and concrete such that they are cemented in place to create a solid divider between gas production and the fresh water aquifers.
barack February 23, 2012 at 04:23 PM
@ pac: I think my point is quite clear.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 04:43 PM
"demo rat" - thank you for providing me with a new and very punk nom de plume.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 04:52 PM
and demo rat can't be bothered with upper case letters - it's not necessary here and my fingers don't want to.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 05:03 PM
no it's not. why would the fact that my home is heated with natural gas matter just because i'm opposed to hydraulic fracturing? this isn't the "occupy" movement either, so your "99%" comment and any intended irony is lost on me. what is funny, however, is that YOUR TAX DOLLARS (upper case, for you, myron) will be paying for the heat to keep me warm at this meeting!
barack February 23, 2012 at 06:20 PM
@ demo rat I guess you are a little thick headed then...
barack February 23, 2012 at 06:36 PM
@ demo rat, in case you missed this nugget the first time, here is a snippet I found for you and others of your ilk: Those who oppose the practice say that chemicals in fracking fluids can pollute water tables that lie just a few hundred feet or less below the surface. In rock formations like the Marcellus shale, a deposit in the Northeast that underlies parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, fracking takes place well below 7,000 feet and solid rock separates the shale deposits from shallow groundwater aquifers. The buffer makes contamination from fracking virtually impossible. In addition, the wells being drilled are constructed with at least four thick layers of steel casing and concrete such that they are cemented in place to create a solid divider between gas production and the fresh water aquifers.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 06:52 PM
barack, i read this nugget the first time you posted it. it was your original nugget that left me scratching my head.
James Thomas February 23, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I'm afraid that the opponents of the fracking process are going to run up against the really hard economic fact illustrated by this Patch link, http://www.stowsentry.com/news/article/5158172. $3.84/Mcf is the lowest price ever and it was achieved by fracking.
Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Dont worry. Apponets with the fracking process do not want facts. Only unproven B.S.
Myron Holley February 23, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Also note the cowards do not use there ;names ] only handles. ALL TALK AND NO ONIONS.
Stephanie G February 23, 2012 at 08:02 PM
There is a thin line between bravery and stupidity. I think demo rat was wise to leave his name out because you seem like the kind of person to continue berating him through other avenues.
Stephanie G February 23, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Can you prove opponents only want unproven BS? Hmm, sounds like unproven BS to me.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 08:19 PM
"onions" or "opinions" - with your grasp of English, it's difficult to ascertain your intent. and officially, as of this afternoon, demo rat is my real name. friends can call me demo. @james - i don't know enough about hydraulic fracturing to make a conclusive argument for or against. i do, however, know that corporate profit often supersedes ethical responsibility relative to the environment or human safety. for this reason, i remain suspicious and need to learn more. look at my comments, i'm not here arguing against "fracking" - i'm arguing against ignorance.
James Thomas February 23, 2012 at 08:39 PM
D R, since the blog was about protesting fracking I read your comments in that light. It is undenyable that sometimes "corporate profit often supersedes ethical responsibility relative to the environment or human safety"; but sometimes it is just someone trying to fill a need at the most economical rate. This nation needs energy and I sure appreciate paying $3.84/Mcf rather than the $12.+/Mcf I paid a couple of years ago.
demo rat February 23, 2012 at 08:53 PM
i'd love a lower gas bill also - just not at the expense of someone else's health or safety.
Myron Holley February 24, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I see Stephanie your one of the simple minded also. No onions.[ Not opinions. ]or should we say courage. Guess you have never heard of not having them. Again all this B. S. against it for safe water. Yet we do not have perk tests for wells and sewer dumping in Ohio which does get into the water system. O and yes you like to put florid into the water to protect teeth. Florid is a by product of Aluminum which causes cancer. God the list goes on. But as it is no sense to argue with a fool or thick headed demo crate. [yes its spelled right] You can all ways tell a Demo crate. But you damn sure cannot tell them any thing. Goes in the ear and is blocked by the bone. As I see it. Course I am half blind in one eye and can not see out of the other one.
Myron Holley February 24, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Fun pulling some chains. Hope you had a good meeting, Either way. Good niight.
Myron Holley February 24, 2012 at 07:29 AM
For got to say God bless. Love this area and the people. They get in to the thick of it.
Wade February 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Ironically, the low natural gas prices in the US are one of the reasons gasoline is expensive. The cost of gasoline production is low enough here that it is being exported to other countries which, in turn, raises the amount we pay.

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