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Monday, October 7, 2013

Bowling Green Continues Fracking Debate

From 13 News:


13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports 
Hydraulic fracturing or fracking, isn't practiced within city limits, but Mayor Richard Edwards worried it could hurt the drinking water supply if it was ever allowed in Bowling Green. It was part of the reason city council unanimously passed a fracking ban two weeks ago. 
"People have some fear and some real concerns and some understandable concerns from my point of view," says mayor Richard Edwards. "I'm concerned about the city of Bowling Green and we feel this would not be an appropriate place for fracking to occur." 
The controversial method extracts natural gas from the earth by shooting a chemical liquid into the ground at high pressure. Some environmentalists worry that chemical could hurt local water supplies.
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