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Cities in Northeast Ohio join forces to make another attempt at banning fracking in 2014
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, December 28, 2013 3:01 AM EST
Backers of a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing in a northeast Ohio city say they're not giving up despite two defeats at the polls in 2013.
A spokeswoman says ban supporters in Youngstown and neighboring Niles are now gathering signatures for another ballot attempt in March 2014.
Spokeswoman and geologist Susie Beiersdorfer said supporters believe they can win this time because public understanding of the issue is growing. She noted that voter support for the issue increased from spring to fall.
Online: Bill of Rights Committee: http://www.protectyoungstown.org
Ohio Oil and Gas Association: http://www.ooga.org