Environmental Advocate Visits Athens to Support Issue 7< < Back to
John Spon is the Law Director of Mansfield Ohio and a strong proponent for cities to take action to protect local environments from water pollution and other outgrowths of fracking.
He was in Athens recently to promote Issue 7 – a Citizens’ Bill of Rights for the City of Athens which is on the Nov. 4th ballot. He spoke with WOUB’s Tom Hodson.
Spon was the primary proponent of a similar Bill of Rights that passed in Mansfield in 2012 by a 63 percent to 37 percent margin. It has enabled his city to regulate fracking, injection wells and other potential environmental hazards.
He said the Bill of Rights gave his city officials a mandate to pass legislation that limits and punishes environmental hazards.