Environmentalists Fear Lake Erie Fracking
Oil and gas industry says not to worry
A bill introduced to the Ohio House would prevent oil and natural gas drilling under Lake Erie, something environmental activists have been worried about, but the oil and gas industry said the legislation isn't necessary.
"It's an amazing lake that we need to protect," Sandy Bihn, environmental activist, said.
Lake Erie Waterkeeper is known as one of the main protectors of the body of water. Bihn is the executive director of the organization and she explained that the watershed has a rich ecosystem, one that provides drinking water for 11 million people, fishing, birdwatching and is a major source of tourism.
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