This is great news for north central Ohio. We will finally find out the quality of the shale there. In the case of Cabot, they are putting their money where their mouth is. Several of the counties surrounding Ashland are embracing the Shale Revolution for its economic development prospects. Sadly, the coalition of Ohio landowners is nothing more than out of state environmental groups continuing their bad faith interventionism.
In Canada, It is harder and harder to retain any respect for any environmental group foreign (or domestic) or a province like British Columbia, who pontificates about the law if it favors them, but who becomes a heavy-handed, well-financed scofflaw if it doesn’t, especially if they invoke their sense of moral rectitude and intellectual superiority.
Thirty members of the First Nations Tribes say it prioritizes the environment, but in balance with economic development goals. “We absolutely do not support big American environmental NGO’s (who make their money from opposing natural resource projects) dictating government policy and resource developments within our tradition territories.”