Ohio’s state parks are safe from fracking after a legislative panel pulled the controversial provision on Tuesday.
Almost as significant: The rare defeat of the oil and gas industry came after genuine cooperation between Democrats and Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly.
“It’s a big win for the people of the state of Ohio,” said Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus.
The measure is set for a vote by the full House on Wednesday, where approval is expected.
But the whole thing almost didn’t happen.