AKRON — “A Lakewood senator and a Youngstown state representative have partnered to introduce bills into the Ohio General Assembly that would revise the state’s oil and gas standards.
Senate Bill 379, sponsored by Sen. Michael Skindell, and House Bill 596, led by Rep. Robert Hagan, would amend the requirements for disclosure of chemical information to medical professionals, oil and gas permit applications and oil and gas well completion records.
The bills also would charge an owner with reporting all chemicals brought to a well site.
Skindell and Hagan, both Democrats, have said the proposed changes are rooted in ‘addressing the concerns of many Ohioans regarding the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas industry.’
— Tiffany L. Parks, Akron Legal News