Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Concerned Citizens Ohio makes recommendations for anti-fracking laws
Kent residents opposed to fracking within city limits returned to Kent City Council seeking action on laws prohibiting oil and gas drilling in the Tree City. Members of the group Concerned Citizens of Ohio offered members of council a plethora of examples of Ohio communities that had taken action to regulate or all-out ban hydraulic fracturing within their towns. The group has made several visits to council meetings in the past 12 months to offer information and urge action on the controversial method of fracking for natural gas and oil wells. Paulette Thurman said the group wanted to expand possible solutions made by the city's sustainability commission, which has reviewed the issue and already made several recommendations to council. "…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Do you think Kent should ban fracking within city limits?
Kent residents who support a ban on fracking pleaded their case to Kent City Council Wednesday. What do you think? Should the city council ban the controversial drilling practice within city limits?
Kent City Council to discuss proposed ordinance banning fracking at April 4 meeting
After 30 minutes of stating their case, supporters of an anti-fracking law in Kent got their wish partly fulfilled Wednesday night. Supporters of a ban on fracking asked Kent City Council members to consider establishing an ordinance banning the controversial method of drilling for natural gas within city limits. Council members listened to 30 minutes of testimony from residents who support the ban before Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala asked if anyone on council wanted to consider making a motion on the issue. Councilwoman Tracy Wallach moved to put the issue — and the proposed draft ordinance — on the agenda for council's April 4 committee meeting. Council voted unanimously to put the issue on next week's agenda. Fiala said he asked for the …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Petitioners want to ban fracking within city limits
Friday, March 16, 2012
Concerned Citizens Ohio, a local grassroots group, is organizing a petition for Kent residents to sign in support of banning fracking within city limits. The petition would lead to presenting an ordinance to Kent City Council on March 28. The ordinance requires that Kent reclaim governing rights that have been preempted by the state of Ohio, specifically regarding horizontal hydrofracking, and establishes a ban on fracking within Kent city limits. The group is also looking for Kent residents willing to address council at the March 28 meeting. Kent residents are invited to sign the Kent City Council petition from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 17, and Saturday, March 24, at the Gazebo in downtown Kent. Informational handouts will be …