Group Wants Charter Government For Athens County To Fight Fracking

Sara Brumfield – Athens Messenger staff reporter

Athens, OH Updated Thu, Apr 23, 2015 10:28 am

The group that got Athens city voters to pass a citizen’s bill of rights to restrict fracking and associated practices within the city limits is now turning its attention to the entire county.

The Athens Bill of Rights Committee is attempting to turn Athens County into a charter form of government in order to keep fracking and injection wells out of the county. The issue is slated to go before county voters in the November general election. The group is aiming to gather 2,000 signatures by June 24 in order to get the issue on the fall ballot.

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