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Environmentalists want to hold oil fracking in Ohio for one year
Environmentalists protested today to show their concerns with the chemicals that are pumped into the ground at sites of oil fracking at a conference in favor of the method that could come to Ohio
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Fracking continues to spur big debate in New York, Pennsylvania and now Ohio.
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Some Ohio environmental activists are calling for a one-year moratorium on a new method used to extract natural gas from underground shale. It’s called fracking. It involves pumping huge amounts of water, laced with chemicals, into the ground to crack the rock and release the fuel. The Ohio activists are worried if it’s used here, problems reported in other states could repeat themselves. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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