The federal government recommends demolishing over 200 buildings at the site of a former Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.
Ohio Dems. Want To Halt “Fracking”
Ohio is the latest state where opponents are pushing a ban on a controversial form of drilling that injects chemicals into shale to release natural gas.
Democratic state Senator Michael Skindell has introduced a bill calling for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to await results of a U.S. EPA study of potential environmental hazards. Ohio would join New York and New Jersey among states above the fuel rich Marcellus shale if it imposes the ban.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce has commissioned a separate study on the potential economic benefits of gas drilling.