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Natural Gas Drilling In Ohio

Posted Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Natural Gas Drilling In Ohio President Obama said again on Wednesday that a secure energy future for the United States must include tapping reserves of natural gas, an ocean of which lies inside shale formations thousands of feet under Ohio. Meanwhile, Governor Kasich proposes opening state parks to natural gas drilling and big energy companies are buying up property. Can the gas be extracted without causing environmental harm? Do potential benefits outweigh risks? Thursday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.


Environment, Government/Politics, Shale


Ron Prosek, Vice President, Northeast Ohio Gas and Accountability Project
Dr. Beverly Saylor, Associate Professor of Geological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
Tom Stewart, Executive Vice President, Ohio Oil and Gas Association

Additional Information

Ohio House Bill 133
“Ohio Poised to Take Center Stage In Natural Gas Drilling Debate,” The Plain Dealer
“Drilling Down,” The New York Times

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