Rep. Al Landis, a Dover Republican who leads the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said the focus of the bill is to help private landowners.
“Sometimes state land can get in the way,” he said.
Landis said park land would see “no surface disruption” because no wellheads would be drilled on state property, just horizontal wells more than a mile underground. The chairman said the Ohio Department of Transportation owns more land that could be subject to fracking than does the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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