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Friday, March 30, 2018

Ohio Rep. David Leland Proposes Fracking Ban in State Parks and Nature Preserves

From WKSU:
A central Ohio lawmaker is seeking a ban on fracking in certain parts of the state. The proposal comes as a commission that regulates this types of drilling prepares for its first meeting. 
Democratic Rep. David Leland wants to prevent oil and gas companies from drilling in public parks and nature preserves. 
Leland says he understands the economic value of fracking for natural gas in Ohio, but “we’ve got to have little spots of land in the state of Ohio that don’t have to be subjected to fracking. We can run an economy, we can get our energy needs in the state of Ohio and still preserve the state parks and nature preserves for people to use not only now but in the future," Leland says.
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