10 Apr '12, 2pm

Ohio fracking is latest target for anti-Keystone activists

The folks who brought you the blockbuster protests against the Keystone XL pipeline have a new dirty-energy target: fracking in Ohio. Bill McKibben , his 350.org cohorts, Gasland director Josh Fox , and a handful of Ohio environmental activists and groups are aiming to assemble the largest demonstration against natural-gas fracking in U.S. history. The action will happen in Columbus June 14–17, culminating on the last day with a takeover of the statehouse for “a people’s assembly,” the organizers explain in an invitation letter . Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) wants to dramatically increase fracking in his state . Never mind that Ohio experienced a dozen earthquakes last year that scientists blame on fracking-related activities, including a 4.0-magnitude quake on Dec. 31. Never mind that new research by the U.S. Geological Survey connects earthquakes throughout the American hea...

Full article: http://grist.org/natural-gas/ohio-fracking-is-latest-targ...

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