Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Kasich jabs at renewable-energy lobby

COLUMBUS — “Kasich said shale drilling is an industry that ‘gives Mom an opportunity to get her 34-year-old son out of their attic and actually get a job.’

“Republican state Rep. Dave Hall of Millersburg said the state’s economic potential from shale drilling presents a ‘Beverly Hillbillies-Jed Clampett process.’  ‘You know the problem with what we had is, Jed Clampett was able to get his oil revenues and took off to California,’ Hall said, carrying out the metaphor. ‘Our job is to make sure we keep (people who strike it rich in Ohio) here so they’re the individuals who spur the next wave of industry.’”

— Joe Vardon, Columbus Dispatch

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