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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
less than a week, residents of Bowling Green will vote on a proposed amendment
to the city charter which would ban fracking.
and opponents of the amendment both say they are against fracking. One side
says there's no need for the amendment when the city already has an ordinance
banning fracking, but the other side says the city needs more protection.
have yet to run into any one person in the city of Bowling Green that says fracking
would be wonderful to have in Bowling Green," said Mayor Dick Edwards.
around town there are signs for and against the amendment to the city charter.
Opponents of the amendment fear its vague language could lead to prohibiting
day-to-day activities like using a gas-operated lawnmower.
you get into documents that are not clear in their purpose and intent and have
ambiguous language, it lends itself to all kinds of misinterpretations,"
mayor says he is also very concerned about adding an amendment to the charter
because it is not an issue-driven document. He says the city is already
protected by an ordinance that bans fracking, which comes with a very heavy
fine under the criminal code.
of the amendment say that is not enough.
ordinance] can be revoked by city council or preempted by state law," said Lisa
says it's important to have the added protection.
charter amendment can't just ban fracking, because the industry defines
fracking as the brief moment in time when the rock actually splits apart, and
they'll use that definition to their advantage to get around regulations," she