hydraulic fracturing

Ohio’s ‘Frackgate’ controversy predicted backlash to drilling under state parks

BY: - December 15, 2022

Barkcamp State Park is among the few places where visitors can experience Ohio’s forests as they existed before European settlement. Once the site of a historic logging camp, today it’s a destination for camping, fishing, and other outdoor recreation. It’s also a place that could see new pressure for oil and gas development after Ohio […]

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The waterfall at Ash Cave in Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park. Getty Images.

DeWine should veto drilling threat to state parks falsely labeled ‘green energy’

BY: - December 13, 2022

Ohioans love their state parks. I’ve been to seven this year. Had lots of company. The log of daily visitors is surging at the parks. Overnight stays jumped 26.5% from 2017 to 2021. Try booking a campsite or cabin in the summer — or fall. Everybody wants one. The lure of solitude and escape in […]