Ohio commission could soon decide whether to allow fracking under state parks, wildlife areas
Hydraulic fracturing has been used for decades in Ohio for oil and gas production. Now a new law paves a clearer path for fracking under state-owned lands.
Last week an Ohio Department of Natural Resources panel voted to let companies bid on rights to drill in four parcels of state-owned land, but delayed a vote on drilling in state parks. This comes after a Cleveland.com investigation revealed dozens of people whose names appeared on pro-fracking letters say they never signed the letters.
On Cincinnati Edition, we discuss the latest bids for drilling on state-owned lands and the fracking industry in Ohio.
- Jake Zuckerman, reporter, Cleveland.com and the Cleveland Plain Dealer
- Cathy Cowan Becker, Save Ohio Parks steering committee member
- Rob Brundrett, president, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
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