Bill is tough but fair
Gov. John Kasich touted energy legislation signed into law Monday as
fair, protecting the environment while setting the stage for economic
not going to develop shale gas at the expense of the environment,”
“And we have contained in this bill the most aggressive, clearest,
strongest fracking regulations that you can find anywhere in the
later, “We have, without any doubt, the toughest law on fracking fluid
comments came just before the governor added his signature to Senate
lengthy legislation that included policy proposals related to advanced
renewe-able energy, water conservation and waste- water treatment.
signed the bill in Akron at Echogen Power Systems, a company that has
an apparatus that converts waste heat from industrial operations into
The legislation includes provisions to promote the use of such
generating this waste heat,” he said. “It goes up into the environment.
It’s going up, and now you can capture it, you can clean the
generate the ability for more power for the companies. They save money,
environment is cleaner and we can meet our standards in a way in which
have to buy more expensive power.”
the bill related to horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,
much public debate in recent months.
changes will require increased disclosure of fracking chemicals and
usage, water well sampling within 1,500 feet of proposed horizontal
so-called “cradle-to-grave” documentation and tracking of oil and gas
from the time they are started until they are capped.
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