Thank you for a
recent article on a panel discussion on the dangers of fracking for gas and oil ("Kent State University forum offers pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing process," Feb. 27). However, once again, the most important point is neglected in the discussion. The current law allows for oil and gas drillers, ODNR, and a small group of your neighbors to decide for you, regarding the location and timing of any drilling for natural gas. this means that it is legal for these entities to ignore the local zoning laws in our community and place a well where ever they want one, including a recently proposed elementary school playground. The power of eminent domain should not be granted to private enterprise. We, the citizens of this community, should be able to decide what zoning laws should apply, and when, and where, not a state agency and private enterprise. If you feel as outraged at this situation as I do, please contact Rep. Kristina Roegner at one of her upcoming local forums and find out what she is doing to return our zoning rights.