YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Local groups in northeastern Ohio opposed to hydraulic fracturing are staging a protest rally and march this week.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator (http://bit.ly/P9sqlj ) reports the rally will take start at a Youngstown church Wednesday afternoon before a march to city hall. It's part of a national day of protests of the growing practice of gas drilling by hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking.
Ohio's burgeoning gas drilling industry is tied to hydraulic fracturing, which involves blasting millions of gallons of chemically laced water into the earth to fracture shale formations and release oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids such as propane.
Opponents say they're concerned about the environmental and health impacts of the drilling.
Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com