Kasich hopes for gas bonanza from Marcellus Shale

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Gov.-elect John Kasich says the natural gas formation known as the Marcellus Shale could give a needed economic boost to the state.
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Since: Dec 10

Columbus, OH

#1 Dec 31, 2010
Drill, baby, drill. Apparently, even if that's in Ohio's parks and natural preserves. "Environmental policies" - if you can call them that - such as this are the worst form of deficit spending. They provide a short-term economic boon, followed by decades of environmental disaster and cleanup. But that doesn't matter to Kasich and his buddies - they'll be rich, retired, and long-dead before the cleanup and restoration has to happen. For a party who constantly argues that "our children, our grandchildren, and our grandchildren's children will have to pay for this," they certainly seem to be fine with passing the buck to future generations for a huge debt, both financial and environmental. Capitalism doesn't have to come at the expense of the planet - it is possible to invest in non-destructive energy research and spur the economy. Yet somehow, only T Boone Pickens has that foresight. These decisions are a blemish on the Kasich governorship even before it officially begins.
Jackiekt

Columbus, OH

#3 Dec 31, 2010
My friend has a farm that abuts part of the Wayne National Forest. For years her daughter, Amy, and I rode horses there. To begin, the trail led upwards. Enveloped in a canopy of trees we rode higher and higher. At the top, our horses waded through flowing water at cliff's edge. We watched as it cascaded downward to the forest below. I imagined us as time travelers, riding into primeval forests untouched by man.

Onward we rode through meadows and woods. No sounds did we hear but the stomping of hooves, the swishing of tails and high-spirited snorts as we leaped over fallen trees and washed out gullies along our way. Every so often my horse, Trisket, would dance a little jig then come to a halt, spooked by shadows falling across our path. Then off we would go again, into the unknown, awaiting the next adventure just around the next bend.

Then one day the drillers came in. They downed trees and bulldozed over the top of the waterfall, literally putting a stop to the flow of water. They ruined that land with their machines and their drills.

Our parks and public lands are an integral part of the fabric of our Nation ( see Parks, Our Natural Heritage 09/05/10).

Do not let the Republicans and the gas and oil exploiters destroy our parks and public lands. They have been set aside for future generations and should not be violated.

Please visit http://thompsoninthehouse.blogspot.com to learn about my position on the important issues facing Ohio and our Nation.

Jacquelyn K. Thompson
Jackson

United States

#4 Jan 1, 2011
We need to stop this cretin before he destroys our entire state.

Come on, people!!! He can be removed. We all know he did NOT legally win the popular vote.
AFreeman

Reynoldsburg, OH

#5 Jan 1, 2011
OH yeah I remember the liberal solutions and ideas were to allow the Mob to have a CASINO MONOPOLY. Gambling to save the unions in Ohio - LOL

I "wager" you all are against Ohio produced ETHYNOL for flexible fuel too as that would raise the price of corn for your Commi Comrades in Cuba....
anon

Delaware, OH

#6 Jan 1, 2011
Johnny-boy Kasich's economic plan:

Say "business" a lot
Talk down to people to cover the fact that you are a moron
cross your fingers about shale recovery
Carolyn Hess

Akron, OH

#7 Mar 15, 2011
I would like to know how much Chesapeake Energy Corp. donated to Kasich's campaign for governor of Ohio?

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