Fracking Opponents Put Off Referendum On New Drilling Rules

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Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."(Photo: Flickr)
Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."(Photo: Flickr)

It’s an understatement to say environmental activists don’t like Ohio’s new rules governing fracking, the drilling technique that uses chemical-laced water to break up underground shale rock.

But they’re NOT going to mount a petition effort to put a referendum on the fall ballot. Click the play button above to hear Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen’s report.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/west.robert.w Robert West

    i still think the ballot would be a good idea