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Anti-fracking protest to be held in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Anti-fracking citizens will gather Wednesday at the Ohio Statehouse to lobby proposed fracking.  

Ohio residents from across the state, including Concerned Citizens Ohio, will gather at the Statehouse to lobby legislators on proposed fracking for Legislator Accountability Day.

The event is sponsored by Buckeye Forest Council, Frack Free Ohio, Food and Water Watch, Ohio Citizen Action, Ohio Sierra Club and the Center for Health, Environment, and Justice.

The groups are lobbying for municipal control over oil and gas activities, emergency medical right-to-know, and a ban on liquid waste resulting from fracking.  

The protest is set to begin at the Ohio Theater at 10:00 a.m. leading to a rally on the Statehouse lawn at 1:00 a.m. Here speakers will address major issues related to fracking in Ohio. The day will come to an end at 2:30 p.m. with a petition delivery to Governor Kasich's office.

21 News Reporter Janet Rogers is in Columbus today for in-depth coverage of today's events. Stay connected with wfmj.com and tune into 21 News for more on this developing story.

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