State Settles Sierra Club Lawsuit

Sep 7, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has paid nearly 9-thousand dollars to the Sierra Club to settle a public records lawsuit.

 The Sierra Club sued the state in April, claiming officials had ignored for months its request to see all documents and emails related to the agency's plan to open state parks and forests to fracking. The documents and emails were released in four batches over two months. They showed officials considered keeping drilling rigs farther from campgrounds and other attractions than the proposed 300 feet.