They can’t help themselves. Republicans have to ruin good things with really awful things. Ohio Republican governor John Kasich wants to drill for oil in the state parks.
The Ohio House introduced a bill early this month that would create a panel to open any state-owned land for oil and gas exploration to the highest bidder. This week, in an unreleased portion of Kasich’s proposed budget, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources would be given authority to lease 200,000 acres of state park land for oil and gas exploration.
Kasich has fully endorsed drilling in Ohio state parks, saying, “Ohio is not going to walk away from a potential industry.”
This land belongs to you, Ohioans. Don’t let your governor hand it over to Big Oil.