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Fracking Town Hall meeting on Feb. 20 in Athens

By Bob Downing Published: February 12, 2013

From the Ohio Environmental Council:

Fracking Town Hall: Athens

Event Date:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 6:30pm


Athens Community Center 701 E. State Street, Suite 201 Athens, OH 45701

Come engage with your public officials about shale gas development in Ohio and your local community.

Invited leaders include:

  • City council members and county commissioners.
  • State and Congressional lawmakers.
  • Local fire chiefs, public health officials, city planners, and emergency responders.

During this moderated session, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about local preparedness for the shale gas rush and learn how to comment on future controls on the shale gas industry.

February 20, 2013
6:30 p.m. - Registration
7 p.m. - Panel and Q & A
8:30 p.m. - Presentation and Community Planning

FREE to attend but please RSVP to the OEC at (614) 487-7506 or Complimentary food and beverages provided.



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