Drillers criticize Governor's Lake Erie drilling ban

Jul 13, 2012

Ohio governor John Kasich this week issued an executive order banning oil and gas drilling in or under Lake Erie.  Congress banned drilling in the Great Lakes 7 years ago. Environmentalists say the Governor's order is important because Congress could someday repeal the national ban. But Tom Stewart, the statehouse lobbyist for Ohio gas drillers, tells Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen the Governor's order sends the wrong message.