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New Gas Drilling Rules

Posted Thursday, June 7, 2012

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New Gas Drilling Rules The natural gas boom is on in Ohio. Governor Kasich will soon sign into law new regulations for natural gas drillers. The "fracking" technique used to extract the gas from deep shale deposits still alarms environmentalists. The state regulations don't offer adequate protection, they say. But drilling advocates counter that requirements are among the strictest anywhere, and the potential financial rewards are staggering. Join us Thursday at 9:00 a.m. on The Sound of Ideas


Community/Human Interest, Energy, Shale, Government/Politics, Health, Transportation


Thomas E. Stewart, executive vice-president, Ohio Oil & Gas Association
Beverly Saylor, associate professor of geology, CWRU
David Simons, Energy Committee chair, Ohio Sierra Club
State Rep. Robert F. Hagan, D-Youngstown

Additional Information

ODNR information on new drilling rules
Ohio Sierra Club on fracking

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