Bloomberg: Environmentalists criticize Ohio drilling rules
State lawmakers heard more than six hours of testimony Monday from environmentalists and others with concerns about a bill laying out Ohio's new regulations for horizontal shale drilling.
The House Public Utilities Committee has scheduled a tentative vote on the bill Tuesday. Besides rules for shale drilling, the wide-ranging legislation also adjusts the renewable energy standard to be met by Ohio electric utilities to include waste heat along with solar, wind and other alternatives.
The bill cleared the Ohio Senate last week with support of Republicans and some Democrats, and is now before the House.
Concern remains among environmental groups. MORE