In the mid-1980s, according to Panetti's wife, he became "convinced the devil had possessed their home and that, in an effort to cleanse their surroundings . . . buried a number of valuables next to the house and engaged in other rituals."
In California, Ohio, and Texas, citizens in four localities voted to ban hydraulic fracturing, challenging the balance of power between state officials in charge of regulating drilling and local communities concerned about the potential risks.