YOUNGSTOWN — “Residents on the city’s East Side already are selling drilling rights, and it is the state and not the city that makes decisions on approving drilling in Youngstown, Sammarone pointed out.
The mayor added that those who oppose fracking should concentrate their efforts on lobbying state officials as the city has no say in issuing drilling permits.
‘I tell the frackers, ‘How many times can you come here to complain?’ he said.
‘The state controls this. Camp in [Gov. John] Kasich’s backyard.’”
— David Skolnick, Youngstown Vindicator
— Warren Tribune Chronicle
— Dennis La Rue, Youngstown Business Journal