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Natural resource head speaks in support of state-park drilling
Agency looks at oil and natural gas as potential revenue source
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Karen Kasler
 
David Mustine, who heads Ohio's parks system, favors drilling for oil and gas in the parks.
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The head of the state department of natural resources is speaking out in support of the plans to allow drilling in state parks. ODNR director David Mustine says the agency needs to find new sources of revenue, and he says the state can’t ignore the potential of the oil and natural gas that could be just beneath the surface of about 30,000 acres of parkland.

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The drilling proposal has support from Republicans who control the House and Senate, but environmentalists say it will turn natural parks into industrial parks. And drilling could include the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” into rock formations and shale rock. But Mustine says fracking has been done for decades in Ohio and the state has a lot of experience in dealing with the process.

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Park visitors do not want to look at drilling rigs! I hope Mr. Mustine continues to search for better revenue sources than oil and natural gas drilling, which would disrupt the fragile ecosystems parks are designed to protect. Drilling would also probably open the door to other types of counter productive "income generation." Consider less invasive energy alternatives such as wind and solar power. Be creative, think outside the box, be a better steward.


Posted by: Karen Koch (Dalian, China) on May 4, 2011 11:05AM
My bad. He does not come from an oil/gas background. He's a former executive of AEP. You know when I think of proper stewardship of the environment, the first organization that comes to mind is AEP.


Posted by: Philip Brett (United States) on May 3, 2011 4:05AM
Isn't Mr. Mustine from the oil and gas industry? He's hardly in a position (well actually in a position; how he got there needs to be investigated) to provide objective insights into the issue.


Posted by: Philip Brett (United States) on May 3, 2011 4:05AM
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