19 May '12, 2pm

Ohio fracking bill does not go far enough to protect human health and the environment

A modern-day gold rush is on in Ohio. Oil and natural gas locked up in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations has attracted billions in investment from oil and gas companies ready to use new horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” techniques to access previously out-of-reach reserves. And Ohio Governor John Kasich, seeing this as a blessing in tough economic times, has made oil and gas drilling central to his economic development strategy for the state. There's just one problem: there is growing evidence and concern about the risks that fracking poses to the environment and human health . Many of the substances used in the fracturing process or released into the environment by fracking are toxic. Some, like benzene, are known carcinogens. Drinking water wells have been contaminated by explosive levels of methane and other hazardous substances. Spills...

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