Ohio Anti-Fracking Measures Overturned by State Court

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled 6-1 that the anti-fracking Athens County Community Bill of Rights cannot appear on the November 3 ballot. The Post Athens reports, “According to the court’s decision, the proposal failed to achieve that for two reasons: A county cannot pass a proposal that directly conflicts with state laws, and a charter government must have an appointed executive.” The ruling additionally overturns similar popularly-approved fracking restrictions in Medina and Fulton counties.