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.
Environmental groups are working to designate 22 miles of the Mad River in Clark County as recreational space. The process is being delayed due to controversy as to what that label will mean for residents.
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.
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.