Multi-State Anti-Fracking Protest Scheduled For Today
Activists in Ohio and 11 other states are holding a day of action today to highlight concerns about potential environmental and health effects of fracking. The Youngstown-based Frackfree America National Coalition organized events that include rallies, press conferences, full-page newspaper ads and film screenings. Some Youngstown-area earthquakes have been tied by the state to fracking. Environmentalists and others point to seismic activity and potential water contamination from fracking. The energy industry claims the process has been used safely for years. Environmentalists dispute that claim.