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Group against fracking gathers at Ohio Statehouse

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Advocates against hydraulic fracturing in Ohio are gathering at the Statehouse for a rally and march in support of banning the practice.

Organizers of the "Don't Frack OH" event say they expect hundreds of people to gather Sunday afternoon for a mock demonstration of legislation being passed against hydraulic fracturing.

Hydraulic fracturing is the high-pressure oil and gas drilling technique also known as fracking. Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) recently signed into law new regulations on fracking in the Utica and Marcellus shale formations running under sections of the state. Opponents say the practice has a negative impact on the environment.

The rally and march conclude a weekend of events that included workshops on activism against fracking.

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