The Times-Reporter

Posted Jun 22, 2010 @ 01:00 PM

"We find it unbelievable that Ohio municipalities – such as the city of Dover – have no say in whether a gas well can be drilled within their boundaries."

"As for state law regulating the drilling of gas and oil wells, it needs to be tightened further. ODNR should be stripped of the power to regulate drilling in urban area, and that power should be returned to municipal governments. We would feel a lot more secure knowing that a decision on whether a gas well could be drilled in our back yard was in the hands of our neighbors at city hall – and not some bureaucrat in Columbus."