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Wheeling Jesuit University Professor Says Warwood Fracking Plant Could Be "Dangerous"

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The fight continues against a proposed natural gas fracking plant in Warwood.

On Tuesday, the argument arrived in West Virginia's state capitol.

Ben Stout, a professor at Wheeling Jesuit University, testified before the Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on the state's water resources.

At the heart of people's concerns is whether or not the proposed GreenHunter plant could affect resident's water.

"Parkersburg, Huntington, Wheeling, we all draw our water from the Ohio River, as do down stream communities like Cincinnati. I think this proposal is very dangerous and deserves a serious risk assessment," Stout said.

No decisions were made, but lawmakers will continue to meet in Charleston for interim meetings throughout the week.

The regular legislative session begins in January.


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