Protecting Portage County from injection wells and drilling wastes will be the topic on July 8 when Gwen Fischer speaks at 6:30 p.m. at the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St.
Fischer, an emeritus professor of psychology at Hiram College, is involved in the Concerned Citizens Ohio and the Ohio Community Rights Network.
Her talk is entitled: "Who Gets to Decide? Protecting Portage County from Toxic Trespass."
Portage County with 18 injection wells was No. 2 for wastes getting injected below ground in 2013, according to state records.
Her talk is being sponsored by the Kent Environmental Rights Group that is pushing to have Kent residents vote on a proposed community bill of rights/charter amendment in November to block drilling.
For information, go to www.kentenvironmentalrightsgroup.org.
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