Filing for Ohio Fracking Case Closes

The deadline for filing legal arguments in a critical case for the future of Ohio fracking closed on September 4, with several pro-industry organizations filing amicus briefs in support of Ohio Secretary of State John Husted’s decision to prohibit local counties from placing anti-fracking measures on the November ballot. Athens News reports that the state Supreme Court is under pressure to finalize the decision to uphold or overrule Husted’s decision in time for the November 3 general election, likely before September 19 when overseas and military voting begins.