Public Affairs Discussion Group to cover “Taxing Fracking” Feb. 3

This Friday’s Public Affairs Discussion Group will cover “Taxing Fracking: If Ohio Will Have a New Energy Boom, Shouldn’t It Have New Energy Taxes?”

Policy Matters Ohio recently issued a report about the case for taxing fracking, otherwise known as hydraulic fracturing. The public policy concerns raised by fracking appear to range from environmental uncertainties as well as economic costs and benefits, which is what this week’s discussion will cover.

Wendy Patton, senior project director for the state fiscal project at Policy Matters Ohio, will lead the discussion Feb. 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Dampeer Room at Kelvin Smith Library.