ODNR http://wyso.org en Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy http://wyso.org/post/democrats-want-probe-odnr-and-fracking-controversy <p>An environmental group has discovered a controversial playbook that a state department drew up to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. The plan calls into question the relationship between a state agency and the industry it’s supposed to regulate. Now, two state lawmakers are asking for legislative hearings to further investigate hearings.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow 46092 at http://wyso.org Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy Clark County Townships Oppose Recreational Designation for Mad River http://wyso.org/post/clark-county-townships-oppose-recreational-designation-mad-river <p>Environmental groups are working to designate 22 miles of the Mad River in Clark County as recreational space.&nbsp; The process is being delayed due to controversy as to what that label will mean for&nbsp; residents.<br><br>It's a win-win situation for Clark County according to Aaron Rourke, he's with the group Rivers Unlimited, that's working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to designate the area as recreation.<br><br>That means the state agency will manage that portion of the river which Rourke says is a good thing because it will improve the landscape.<br> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:51:56 +0000 Wayne Baker 35051 at http://wyso.org