Oil and gas group’s report: Natural gas means job for Ohio

By on September 28, 2011

Developing the oil and gas in Ohio’s Utica shale could lead to more than 200,000 new jobs in the state, according a recent report from industry group.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich supports the deep well drilling associated with developing shale gas. Environmentalists argue the technique threatens groundwater and the state regulations governing it, including air quality standards for gas fields, are not yet finished.

The report’s release coincides with an energy summit focused on Ohio’s use of fossil fules and renewable energy sources.

Read more at Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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