Communities know what’s best for them, groups say
COLUMBUS — “Hoping that the state will relinquish some control over hydraulic fracturing, environmental activist groups across Ohio are encouraging local governments to pass resolutions decrying the controversial practice.
These groups say they want local governments to acknowledge the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ and demand local control over the practice, which is regulated by the state.
‘We strongly believe in communities being able to decide what’s best for their communities,’ said Vanessa Pesec, president of the statewide Network for Oil and Gas Accountability and Protection, one of the groups involved in the initiative.”
— Pamela Engel, Columbus Dispatch