State Park Mineral Exploration in LWCF Project
In a report issued February 27, 2009, the Ohio State Park
and Recreational Area Study Committee identified “Oil and Gas Development on
State Park Land” as a potential source of additional revenue to compensate for
“a steadily decreasing allotment from Ohio’s General Revenue Fund.” Such oil
and gas revenues would support the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’
mission “to provide safe and clean outdoor recreational opportunities” as well
as “conserve Ohio’s land and water.” As described by the Committee, “the issue
of allowing oil and gas development on State Pa....
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