Good point Metz,If the measure can't be enforced, then why the desperate attempt to keep it off the November ballot?
It says the board certified the signatures were valid and enough were collected. It has to go before the voters in November. Case closed.
It is encouraging to see so many citizens passionately involved in the democratic process.
September 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m.
Speaking of toileting, with more drilling comes millions of gallons of more toxic waste Ohio has to deal with.
It's bad enough, we are the toilet for mostly out of state waste from PA and W. Virginia, lets drill our state too so we can dump more in our state! Brilliant!
Portage County was the recipient of almost 75 million gallons.....driving enough liquid into the ground to fill a train of tanker cars that would stretch 37 miles. Most of the waste came from out of state.
Fracking is the one of the most idiotic ways to obtain energy humans have ever drummed up.
August 31, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.
That's right oh13 voter, keep telling yourself that: It's ok if this only happens to a few Ohio landowners....it's less un-American if it's a rare occurrence.
Is that what you tell yourself when you go to sleep at night?
In your mind, how many property owners is it ok to do this to? 1? 10? 50?
And don't confuse yourself. People are not only being strong-armed for pipeline easements, but also force pooled if they do not want to be forced into a business deal with the oil and gas companies for drilling.
But hey, it's "rare" so who cares.
Everyone, get in line, and shut up.
August 11, 2013 at 1:54 p.m.
Tyically in small towns. My error.
Also, you'd never hear this addressed by any major media, as shale gas drilling has one focus, job hype.
June 4, 2013 at 3:45 p.m.
This article is joke. What about increased crimes against women and residents living in the shale gas fields as transient male workers move in in large numbers, typical in small towns with a small police force. Southern Belle is right on...Here is what is happening with crime in the N. Dakota Bakken Shale:
Dickinson, N.D., police say the workload in its criminal investigations unit has risen dramatically in the last year.
Sgt. Dave Wilkie told city commissioners that the unit has seen a 400 percent increase in burglary investigations over the last year. He said assault and sex offense cases are up by at least 300 percent, and property crime probes have increased more than 200 percent.
Dickinson Mayor Dennis Johnson says an increase in crime is one of the negative aspects of an oil boom and says the city has been increasing its police staff.
The Dickinson Press reports that the investigations unit has handled nearly 600 cases this year.
June 4, 2013 at 3:43 p.m.
May 2, 2013 at 11:41 p.m.
Let's save Oh13 the time:
Hey ABC! Liar liar liar and a liar, you lie! I’m putting my fingers in my ears! Fracking is 100% safe, ALWAYS. No one’s health will get be marred by this process. Move along, ABC.
Oh yea, and Ingraffea, shut up about Ingraffea. And Colborn too, and all those endocrine disruptors and carginogens. We can’t have people knowing about that stuff. You should be thankful to risk your health and peaceful enjoyment of your home because a few might get a temporary job. A few from Texas that is.
May 2, 2013 at 11:30 p.m.
The state has taken local control away from communities, hence why all our local officials always say "sorry our hands are tied." The charter amendment seeks to bring control back to the local community. It will establish the community's right to decide what happens in the city.
It is the inalienable right of the people to protect their environment, health, safety, welfare and quality of life.
May 2, 2013 at 10:02 p.m.
Yellow Springs Ohio banned fracking within their community and their community has approximately 3,000 people, so what evidence do you have UticaShale, that rural towns want their backyards fracked and their towns industrialized with gas infrastructure?
Since fracking is just moving into Ohio, Youngstown has taken the lead in being one of the first towns to try to enact ban (as did Broadview Heights, Yellow Springs, and Mansfield's injection well ban), so I think it is a little premature to say the rural areas are begging to have massive frack pads in their backyards.
As time goes on, we can only expected to see MORE bans being pursued as people start to object to having their neighborhoods converted to industrialized gas fields.
May 2, 2013 at 10:54 a.m.
The information I provided was proof of manipulated lab reports of drinking water of human beings.
April 30, 2013 at 11:19 a.m.