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Gov. Kasich opposes fracking in state parks for now
The governer did not guarantee his stance in the future
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE BUREAU CHIEF KAREN KASLER


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Gov. Kasich says he is currently opposed to allowing drilling rigs to frack in state parks.
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Gov. John Kasich says there should be no question he is opposed, for now, on fracking in state parks, though he has been supportive of the drilling industry. He also says tentative plans to promote the drilling are inconsequential.

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Gov. John Kasich says for now, there will be no fracking in state parks. It is a stance he says he has held for a while, even though he signed legislation that would have allowed it.

“They’re special places," Kasich says. "If you’re going to do it, you gotta make sure... it’s environmentally safe. There’s just no reason to go hurrying into anything, plain and simple. I’ve never even given it a second thought as to what we should do there.”

When asked if he knew about the plan by the Department of Natural Resources to promote fracking in state parks, a plan that included lists of potential allies and enemies, Kasich said he was the ultimate authority on the issue.

“I’m the decision maker," Kasich says. "And the decision is that we’re not doing it.”

And Kasich was both firm and vague about the future of fracking in state parks, saying that he sees no reason to move forward on it now, but that he can’t say that it will never happen.

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