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Kasich promises new fracking regulations
Environmental groups worry about soil and water pollution
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Bill Cohen
 
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Governor John Kasich is promising tough new rules on oil and gas drilling in Ohio that uses the relatively new technique called horizontal fracking. That's where shafts are drilled parallel to the land's surface, chemical-laden water is pumped in under high pressure, and the fuel that's trapped inside underground shale is released. Environmental groups worry about soil and water pollution, but Kasich says he will propose -- within two months -- a set of new rules that could resolve their fears.
Kasich promises new fracking regulations

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The governor predicts if Ohio joins a potential fracking boom, it could create tens of thousands of new jobs here.
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I am going to say this is the beginning of a process I would like to call a "Fukushima Syndrome". The political leadership fall prey to promises of a cheap energy source as promised by the business interests promoting it and are willing to support its development while ignoring criticism or just plain gambling that the worst possible outcome will never happen. The politicos and business interests set up a industry friendly regulatory agency to "oversee" the industry. The grateful citizens thankful for the short term prosperity complete the process by silencing the debate with their ballots in support of the political leadership and ignore the undisclosed risks. Risks like "If the fracking fluid is so strong that it can dissolve or weaken the shale formation will it also weaken the cement that is used to seal the surface casing and the deep well casing allowing for a blow out similar to the Deep Water Horizon?


Posted by: Anthony Gardner (Tuscarawas County) on January 31, 2012 10:01AM
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