In a surprise announcement, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said, Tuesday, he will not seek a fifth term. Coleman made the announcement alongside his cabinet and staff members and family and friends.
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.