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Poll: 40 Percent of Voters Unfamiliar with Fracking

“In the first statewide poll on hydro-fracking, about 59 percent said they’ve heard of or read about the method. Meanwhile, about 72 percent of the same participants said hydro-fracking should be halted until it’s studied further.” WKBN

Ohio voters want fracking halted for safety studies: poll

“Seventy-two percent of voters polled said there should be a halt in hydraulic fracturing, or simply fracking, in Ohio until more was known about the impact of the process, Quinnipiac found.” Reuters

Ohio House candidates talk about fracking

“Phillips said Wednesday that land and mineral owners have property rights, and historically this region has seen its share of oil and gas drilling. ‘I think that this method raises a lot of questions and a lot of serious concerns, and I share a lot of those concerns,” she said. “Big picture, I think our region has seen a lot of boom-and-bust cycles in the past.'” Athens News

Letter to the Editor

Now’s the time to join the crusade against hydraulic fracturing here
“If you’ve been considering contacting your elected officials or getting involved in general, now is the time! Groups all across Ohio are joining efforts to protect our communities. Last Tuesday was a great example. Hundreds of concerned citizens stood in front of the Ohio Statehouse, asking our officials to no longer allow industry to pollute and exploit our world. BUT there is need for many more voices; in fact, it is time for ALL concerned people to stand up for all generations and the resources that we all share.” Athens News

For the sake of all we hold dear, ban fracking now

“I’d like to go a bit further and say this: Jumping on the fracking bandwagon is at best shortsighted and at worst pernicious. Economic development models based on resource extraction simply don’t work. They produce a short-term boom that benefits a few outside investors at great cost to local residents and small businesses and to our community’s long-term health and well-being.” Athens News