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Anti-fracking march, rally in Columbus on June 17

By Bob Downing Published: June 14, 2012

No Frack Ohio is organizing a major protest on Sunday at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Speakers include filmmaker Josh Fox, director of Gasland, and author Bill McKibben of the group that is involved in climate change.

More than 1,000 people have registered in advance for the rally and march that will be the largest anti-fracking rally ever in Ohio.

The protestors will assemble at 11 a.m. at Arch Park, also known as McFerson Commons, in downtown Columbus.

Then the group will march to the Statehouse. It  will then symbollically approve "people's legislation" against hydraulic fracturing or fracking in drilling for natural gas.

The protestors will then march back to the park by 3 p.m..

For more information, go to

No Frack Ohio is sponsoring strategy and organizing workshops starting today (June 14) and running through Saturday (June 16).

Those programs will be held at the Ohio Urban Arts Center. A full agenda is available at

The drilling industry will also have a presence in Columbus this weekend.

The powerful American Petroleum Institute and Energy in Depth-Ohio have an event planned on Saturday (June 16) aimed at Fox and McKibben.

The event, at noon at the Center of Science and Industry, will include the Ohio premiere of the film Truthland, the anti-Gasland movie.

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