Gov. John Kasich signed the new state budget into law, but with 47 line-item vetoes. The Ohio House of Representatives overturned 11 of those vetoes, including Kasich's veto on allowing the Ohio General Assembly to take over appointing members to the Ohio Oil and Gas Leasing Commission. This could lead the way to fracking, or the process of drilling to extract oil and gas from shale rock, in state parks and other public lands.
Today we look at the process and the impact of this decision.
- Dan Gearino, energy reporter, The Columbus Dispatch
- Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director, Ohio Environmental Council
- Shawn Bennett, executive vice president for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association