Columbiana, OH School OK with Land Annex to Help a Fracker

it-dont-matter-to-meIn May MDN brought you the story that Columbiana, OH was contemplating aiding and abetting a fracking company in its quest to expand (see Columbiana, OH Annexes Extra Land to Help a Fracker). Buckeye Transfer–a company that stores water, sand, chemicals and other materials used in (gasp) fracking of Utica Shale wells–would like to expand its operations on the outskirts of Columbiana. Buckeye has its own water and sewer but can’t expand them due to the age of the infrastructure–so they want to tie into municipal water and sewer. In order to do that, the ~94-acre site would need to be annexed and become part of the city. Columbiana said they were willing to do it. Now, the Columbiana City School District has signed on to the plan as well. Can you image that? With all of the bleating and blatting by radical parents in places like Mars, PA and Athens, OH, here’s a school district willing to help out a fracker?…

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