On May 25, 2011, the Ohio House of Representatives votes 54-41 to allow Oil and Gas drilling, including unregulated horizontal "fracking", in our State Parks. Despite vocal opposition from a vast majority of Ohioans, Legislators are betraying our trust and selling the public's land to benefit campaign contributors.
State Representatives Tracy Heard, Nickie Antonio, Denise Driehaus, Mike Foley, and Dennis Murray spoke to ProgressOhio after the vote to express their disappointment.
Rep. Foley may have summed it up the best: drilling in state parks "is just a crazy, crazy idea."
The drilling in State Parks bill is now in the Ohio Senate. Please call your Senator at 800-282-0253 and tell them to put people over profits. No oil and gas drilling in Ohio's State Parks!
Next week in Columbus!
Sponsored by Rep. Heard and Rep. Celeste, No Frack Ohio, ProgressOhio.org
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