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Frack ban on ballot in Youngstown

Charter issue divides city officials, citizen groups

April 29, 2013

YOUNGSTOWN — An amendment to the city’s charter will ban fracking while also ensuring residents clean air and water....

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Apr-29-13 5:26 AM

I am sure the people of Youngstown will ban Fracking in Youngstown after the earthquakes and dumping of Fracking waste down the storm sewer. The city has enough problems without Fracking environmental problems too.

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Apr-29-13 5:51 AM

So, if I understand this. Youngstown wants to ban what private landowners can do with thier property?

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Apr-29-13 1:04 PM

Artic, The city wants to allow people to CHOOSE what they want to allow others to do with their property. As Ohio law stands, they have no choice. People should be allowed to choose. A vote is the democratic way. Or did you forget you live in America?

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Apr-29-13 3:56 PM

NO, I did not forget I live in America Billdog. I NEVER said anything about it should not be on a ballot. If the proper procedure was taken to get it on the ballot, then I say hold the vote. So your comment about me forgeting I live in America is irrelevant sir.

My comment was simply a question about the city of Youngstown wanting to tell private landowners they can not allow drilling on personal property. According to several radio ads I heard today, the mayor himself is opposed to this law. So yea, vote away, let the chips fall where they may.

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Apr-29-13 5:07 PM

I would like to open a casino on my Youngstown city property. Are there any laws preventing me from doing so? I am, after all, a city resident & tax payer. There will be lot's of jobs & it will sure help the local economy. I'll be sure to send lots of waste to the local landfills & grease the palms of anyone willing to let me (hahahahaha). Just think of all the tax revenue i will generate from all the locals. Of course i won't pay any taxes. Economic development & all. It's a "win-win"

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