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West Virginia Town Passes Non-Binding Resolution to Support an Ordinance Outlying Coal Slurry and Hydrofracking Byproducts in Fayette County

October 19, 2015

According to press accounts, the Oak Hill Town Council passed a non-binding resolution supporting a possible county ordinance that would outlaw the storage, disposal or injection of coal refuse slurry or the waste byproducts from hydrofracking within the boundaries of Fayette County, West Virginia.  The Town Council referenced two model county ordinances posted on a website maintained by the West Virginia Mountain Party that would prohibit hydrofracking wastes and coal refuse.  A link to that website with copies of the model ordinances may be seen here.  

This article was authored by Robert McLusky.


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