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Fight Over Drilling Tax Wages On, Even As Some Drillers Pull Out

Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

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A Consol Energy oil and gas drilling rig in Mahoning County.

Recent news reports indicate that the oil trapped in underground shale beneath Ohio may not be as easy to get out as many had hoped, and that’s why four big drilling companies are now selling off thousands of acres of Eastern Ohio land they’d bought. That development, though, isn’t changing the minds of activists on both sides of a related issue --- whether to hike Ohio’s taxes on oil and gas drillers that are using “fracking.” Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - News, Energy, Shale, Government/Politics

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