But a power grab of this nature hasn’t occurred for more than two centuries in America.
After being made illegal in Scotland and other countries, England is pushing ahead with fracking, but do we really need to worry? Why is there friction between local people, the police, and those who walk the corridors of power?
Mayors, county commissioners and city councilors have issued a letter to Ohio Gov. John Kasich asking for the right to ban the hazardous drilling practice within state borders.
Officials ordered the immediate closure of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review of more than 100 others amid fears that companies pumped toxic fracking fluids into public drinking water.
A new study found that 280 billion gallons of toxic wastewater and 450,000 tons of air pollution was generated by hydraulic fracturing in 2012 alone.