Ohio Environmental Council, June 4, 2011
The OEC strongly opposes House Bill 133 (As Passed by the House).
We simply believe that oil and gas extraction is unfit, unsafe, unsightly, unnecessary, and unwanted on Ohio’s state parks and other state lands with significant ecological, natural, scenic, recreational, geological, or archeological features.
We do acknowledge and appreciate the fact that the House added several amendments to the original bill, including an important floor amendment to expressly protect State Nature Preserves from oil and gas development.
We remain opposed, however, for two basic reasons:
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