Anti-fracking measure goes down for 5th time

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Five times on the ballot and five times “no”, but this was the closest vote yet.

Voters in Youngstown have once again turned down the so-called Community Bill of Rights. The proposal would have banned hydraulic fracturing and injection wells within the city limits.

51.5% of voters said no, 48.5% said yes.

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber in a release says they’re glad what they term the “job-killing” amendment was defeated.

“Youngstown’s hard-fought economic recovery avoided another set-back with the defeat of this dangerous amendment,” said Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs Guy Coviello in the release. “We hope the individuals behind this ill-conceived proposal finally get the message.”

Will we see it back for a 6th time? Stay tuned.

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