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Not a Series  ZombieLawOHHB463strikesCOLSantifrackingBallotMeasure  Zombie Law lets Franklin BOE nix citizen led anti-fracking ballot measure 
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Victoria Parks  News UP!  No excerpting/modifying without permission. 
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Ohio HB 463, some are naming a zombie law come back from the dead in late August when the Franklin County BOE nixed the Columbus Community Bill of Rights antifracking initiative, even though it met all legal requirements to go before voters. Why? because of HB 463, A law passed in December 2016, and drafted at the behest of the oil and gas industry, says Tish ODell, Ohio Community Organizer for the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. This law was passed at the very end of the lame duck session before the adjourning for the holidays in 2016, when most voters are not paying attention to laws being passed that may go against their best interest. By nixing the measure for Novembers ballot the Franklin County BOE ignored 12,000 legal petition signatures, 104 years of legal precedent protecting ballot initiatives, and some say, acted with the power of a court. The BOEs move to keep the anti-fracking measure off the ballot flies in the face of the Ohio Supreme Court decision, that ruled 4 of 7 against a problematic HB 463 provision in an ambiguous 3-1-3 decision, the provision invoked last Friday at the Board of Elections meeting in Columbus, Ohio in their move to keep the anti-fracking measure off the ballot.  Tish O'Dell, OH Community Organizer, CELDF & Bill Lyons, Community Bill of Rights Organizer 
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  Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund
Columbus Community Bill of Rights
WGRN-LP 94.1 Columbus, Ohio 
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Version 1: Zombie Law strikes down Anti-fracking ballot measure in Columbus, Ohio  
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View Script    08-27-2018  English 
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