Current Legislation

Implications of Kasich budget bill (SB 59), passed in June 2013, for management (lack of) for radioactive frack waste 11-13

Ohio Senate Bill 315
Governor Kasich’s Energy Bill

Ohio House Bill 133
Opened “any portion of land that is owned or controlled by a state agency, including a state university, for the purpose of the exploration for, development of, and production of oil and natural gas resources.”

Ohio Senate Bill 165
“The bill provides for enhanced permitting authority in urban areas, strengthened funding for operations and orphan well plugging, added additional notification requirements by the industry and expanded enforcement provisions.” ODNR

Ohio House Bill 153 (Budget Bill)
Permitted drilling on Ohio’s 115,300 acres of state parks.

Ohio Senate Bill 108
“Creates the Oil and Gas Leasing Board and establishes a procedure for leasing state lands for oil and gas drilling.”

Energy Policy Act of 2005 
Includes the provision known as the Halliburton Loophole which stripped the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing and exempts the oil and gas industry from the Safe Drinking Water Act.