County Commissioners Ask For Injection Well Moratorium

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State officials are being asked by the Athens County Commissioners to put a moratorium on the issuance of new injection well permits.

Whether it has any impact may be determined by how many other counties make similar requests.

The commissioners’ vote to seek the moratorium came during a meeting Tuesday with members of the Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN).

Roxanne Groff, a member of ACFAN, said a moratorium was among topics discussed at a May meeting about injection well concerns that was held in Trumbull County. She and Athens County Commissioner Lenny Eliason attended. The Trumbull County Commissioners approved a resolution last week calling for a moratorium.

Read the full story at The Athens Messenger.