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Local Residents Head to D.C. For Stop the Frack Attack Rally

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West Virginia is facing the fracks, as the oil and gas industry continues to grow in the Mountain State.

While many welcome the industry and its jobs, others are concerned what it could mean for the environment.

"I have a definite concern about the affects of the drilling industry on the environmental impacts," said Mirijana Beram.

Mirijana Beram made a career out of the oil and gas industry.

"I retired from a local gas industry where I worked for 30 years," Beram said.

Now, she's fighting it.

"Bring this to the attention of our legislatures. To show them there is concern out there by citizens and something needs to be done. Regulations need to be strengthened," Bream said.

Beram and other Doddridge County residents are headed to  Washington, D.C. this weekend for the Stop the Frack Attack rally and march. The event is expected to bring in speakers from across the country and beyond.

"There will be speakers from all over the U.S. As well as Australia and some other parts of the world to talk about their experiences and what has happened in their communities," Beram said.

Beram may soon share those experiences.

"I own 10 acres and I do not have the mineral rights to it," Beram said.

Fracking soon will be in her own backyard. Her neighbor's property was just approved for 13 permits.

"They haven't started drilling yet, but it's close enough to me to be concerned," Beram said.

Jamie Stover will be covering the rally. Post your questions and comments by visiting her Facebook Page.

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