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Monday, July 22, 2013

Youngstown Activists Not Giving Up on Defeated Fracking Ban Amendment

From the Youngstown Vindicator:
After the “community bill of rights” failed in the May primary election, a group of anti-fracking activists are back at it, trying to put the initiative on the November ballot. 
The bill was defeated in May by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent.
The proposed charter amendment would ban compression stations and pipelines from being installed within city limits in addition to banning any type of fracking operations or disposal wells for wastewater from fracking. 
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, refers to the procedure of creating fractures in rocks and rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them further open to extract oil and gas. 
Activists have obtained about 500 signatures out of the 1,562 required to get the issue on the November ballot, said Susie Beiersdorfer, anti-fracking activist and Green Party candidate for Youngstown City Council president.
Read more here.

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