"Kasich Reverses on Fracking in State Parks"

"Less than three years after signing legislation opening up Ohio state parks and forests to fracking, Gov. John Kasich now opposes the controversial horizontal drilling for oil and gas on public lands."

"'At this point, the governor doesn’t support fracking in state parks,' Kasich spokesman Rob Nichols told The Dispatch. 'We reserve the right to revisit that, but it’s not what he wants to do right now, and that’s been his position for the past year and a half.'

Word of Kasich’s reversal came the same day Democratic lawmakers called for an investigation of a marketing plan to promote fracking on state lands that was put together a year and a half ago by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which regulates oil and gas drilling."

Darrel Rowland and Will Drabold report for the Columbus Dispatch February 19, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Ohio Governor Reverses Course On Fracking In State Parks After Plan To Discredit Environmentalists Leaked" (Climate Progress)

"Race Tightens Between Gov. John Kasich And Ed Fitzgerald, New Quinnipiac Poll Shows" (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

"Drillers Won’t Press Kasich To Open State Lands for Leases" (Columbus Dispatch)

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 02/20/2014