The expected boom in natural gas drilling could extend to the Wilds, an outdoor exotic animal preserve operated by a consortium of zoos in eastern Ohio.
The nearly 10,000 acre park on reclaimed mine land has some traditional gas wells but none that use a process where chemical-laced water is blasted into shale to release natural gas.
The Columbus Dispatch reports Wednesday that Columbus-based American Electric Power leased mineral rights below the preserve to Anadarko Petroleum last year.
READ MORE: http://www.cantonrep.com/news/x18905027/The-Wilds-could-be-leased-for-gas-drilling
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Animals are dying in gas-drilling country. Are humans next?
Watch what you drink, Elsie. . . . Er, Charlotte.
What do 17 dead cows, seven stillborn puppies, an anorexic horse, and a delirious child have in common?
Unfortunately, there’s no punch line to this one. According to research published recently in New Solutions, a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on environmental and occupational health policy, they’re all suspected casualties of drilling for natural gas.
Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/Animals-are-dying-in-gas-drilling-country-Are-humans-next.html#ixzz1nuq7Ncvg