Binker in this morning's N&R:
“This bill does nothing as far as allowing fracking to be done,” said Rep. Mitch Gillespie, who is taking the lead on the issue for the Republican-controlled House.
Instead, the Marion Republican said, his bill would eventually include consumer protections for those who lease mineral rights to drilling companies, but who may be signing contracts for less money or with fewer protections than fully informed consumers might.....
...at least 20,000 acres of land are already under mineral rights leases, according to lawmakers.
Gillespie sees experimental wells within four years. Reassuring words are murmured on the subject of updated drilling laws.
(No link -- it's an article of statewide importance that showcases one of the paper's remaining strengths, so naturally it's hidden in the Google-proof vault.)