972 Oxford residents sign petition for moratorium

OXFORD A petition imploring the Oxford town board to reconsider enacting a moratorium on high volume hydraulic fracturing was submitted last Thursday. Although the Village of Oxford was the first municipality in Chenango County to pass a moratorium on the natural gas drilling activity in September, the Town of Oxford decided, in August, to remain neutral. The petition submitted last week was signed by 972 Oxford town and village residents. According to a 2010 census, 3,901 people live in the town.

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