Ohio Parks to be exploited by oil, gas and logging companies
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Ohio's state parks have an economic impact of $1.1 billion statewide and provide over 7,500 jobs. Lake Erie tourism is a $7 billion business for our state, and provides over a quarter-millions jobs...My family and I use these parks all summer long and sometimes in the winter. I'd hate to see them uglied and endangered by industry. We should be focusing on alternative energies instead of destroying our enviroment. Contact your Representative to oppose this legislation.
Less than 3% of Ohio's land is publicly-owned, yet oil and gas special interests are trying to convince our legislators to open these special places for their own profit. Industry representatives want the authority to lease places like the Shawnee State Forest, Mohican State Park, and Hocking Hills State Park. Whichever state park, forest, of nature preserve you and your family enjoy would be threatened with oil and gas drilling. Lake Erie, arguably our state's most important resource, would also be open for drilling.
Tags:[enviroment], [ohio state parks], [green]