Kasich: Fracking regulation not a choice between environment and jobs

HOUSTON, Texas  - Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Wednesday he will soon be unveiling a sweeping energy policy for his state that will address everything from carbon capture at coal plants to new environmental regulation of hydraulic fracturing wells and an accompanying tax on natural gas producers.

Foreseeing a potential boom unleashed in his state by natural gas fracking, Kasich said “we need to manage this appropriately from the standpoint of strong environmental regulations”  that would address issues such as well-heads, gathering lines, and high-pressure pipelines used to extract natural gas from the state’s Marcellus and Utica shale regions.

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