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Ohio debates 'best in breed' fracking regulations
Ohio's bid to make its regulation of shale gas and oil development a model for the nation is at the decision point, as legislators in Columbus weigh new drilling and disclosure rules proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich. Parts of Kasich's program win praise from the Environmental Defense Fund, whose draft "model regulatory framework" was a starting point for the governor's proposal, according to EDF and a state regulatory review panel.