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Four Ohio communities to vote on community bills of rights

October 29, 2014

Akron Beacon Journal

October 28, 2014

by Bob Downing

From the Pennsylvania-based Community Environmental Defense Fund today: A record number of Community Bills of Rights citizens’ initiatives banning shale gas drilling and fracking are on the ballot in Ohio municipalities this November 4th.

The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) drafted each of the rights-based initiatives for Athens, Youngstown, Gates Mills, and Kent. Residents requested CELDF’s assistance to protect themselves from fracking and related activities, such as fracking wastewater injection wells, as both entered the state several years ago. 

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