COLUMBUS -- Another state lawmaker is calling for a codified ban on drilling for oil and gas under Lake Erie.
Sen. Mike Skindell, D-Lakewood, offered sponsor testimony Tuesday before the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee on SB 87, which he said will protect the lake from oil spills and other environmental harm.
"The 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the many accidents that have happened while drilling for oil and natural gas," Skindell said. "The effects of even a small-scale accident like this would be devastating to our state. In addition to the environmental damage, the state would see lost revenue of great magnitude and many jobs lost."