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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.

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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