“From Hocking Hills to Salt Fork, Ohio’s parks are some of the best places the Buckeye State has to offer. The last place we should be fracking is in our state parks and forests,” Christian Adams, the group's state associate, said.
“We welcome Governor Kasich’s change on heart on this issue, and urge him to protect Ohioans by declaring a moratorium on dirty drilling in our state parks and forests,” he said.
The industry's chief lobbying group in Ohio, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, maintains fracking can be done safely and with minimal impact to the environment.
An international agency that represents the industry has implored oil and gas companies not to take shortcuts, pointing out that the industry's reputation and potential for more development is at stake.