Ohio Tackles Shale Regs Early In Gas Production Boom

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a suite of shale drilling regulations into law Monday as part of a broad new energy package, a move that comes early in the development of the state's natural gas-rich Utica formation and provides Ohio regulators with tools to handle growing production, experts say.

Following remarks at a waste power developer’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio, the Republican governor enacted S.B. 315, a bill setting new environmental, engineering and transportation rules for the state’s increasing hydraulic fracturing activity, as well as new...
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