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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coalition Begins Fight Early Against Resurrected Youngstown Fracking Ban Amendment

From Business Journal Daily:
The coalition was formed just weeks before the primary election and lobbied against the measure. However this time, the group is telling the community not to sign petitions so it does not receive the necessary signatures to place it on the November ballot.
"We're trying to be proactive," said Thomas Humphries, Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber president and CEO. "If you look at the issue, it hasn't really changed that much."
Humphries said it’s the coalition's objective to remind the public why they voted the amendment down the first time, and consider withholding their signatures. "People didn’t support it the last time, and we encourage them not to support it by signing it," he said.
Wenger said this charter proposal is practically identical to the one that was voted down three months ago.
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