Ohio Supreme Court Keeps Frack Bans Off Ballot in 3 Counties

OH Supreme CourtWe previously told you about anti-fossil fuel groups in three Ohio counties–Athens, Fulton and Medina–who are being used by Big Green groups to attempt an illegal “community bill of rights” routine after the Ohio Supreme Court had already found local communities can’t ban fracking. They tried again and Ohio’s Secretary of State John Husted tossed the ballot measures (see OH Anti-Drilling November Ballot Measures Tossed in 3 Counties). That didn’t sit well with the crazies, who (beyond all common sense) filed an appeal with the (yes) Ohio Supreme Court (see OH Anti Groups File Lawsuit in Supreme Court re Home Rule Ballots). The Ohio Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday, and it’s no surprise they ruled against the home rule ballot measures and in favor of Sec. Husted’s decision to toss them out. However, it wasn’t a clear-cut victory by any means…

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