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City Terminates Contract with Fracking Company

February 22nd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

After hearing from dozens of citizens opposing fracking at recent meetings, the Cumberland Mayor and City Council on Tuesday took a small, but important action that was greeted with enthusiasm by those attending the session. While not approving a resolution in support of a statewide ban on fracking as has been requested,  the council did terminate a contract with Samson Resources Company which signed a deal in 2010 allowing for the use of city water for hydraulic fracturing purposes.  City Administrator Jeff Rhodes…


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