GRANVILLE, Ohio - Energy in Depth - Ohio (EID Ohio) launched the Ohio Votes: Utica Shale and the 2012 Election Voters' Guide. Included in the guide is a fact-check on statements made by the presidential candidates regarding domestic energy development.
The resource serves as Ohio's only voters' guide, focusing exclusively on the positions federal and state candidates have on continued development of natural gas from shale resources.
The Utica Shale has re-invigorated Ohio's economy over the past year and this guide serves as a one-stop information source on candidates' positions regarding its past, present and future utilization.
"Once again, the old phrase comes back into play - 'As goes Ohio, so goes the nation.' Though candidates on both sides of the aisle have recognized Ohio's pivotal role in national politics, there has also been a recognition of our state's emergence as a leader in domestic energy production through Utica Shale development," said Dan Alfaro, spokesman for EID.
"With that in mind, we have fact-checked statements made by both presidential candidates regarding onshore energy development and provided a guide that helps voters understand political candidates' positions on the issue of shale development."
The guide, available at www.eidohio.org/energy-in-depth-campaign-microsite-home/ is designed to connect voters with information on the positions of candidates seeking the offices of U.S. President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and Ohio house and senate. It also provides easy access to previous guest posts elected leaders and candidates have penned for EID Ohio.
The guide also provides Ohio voters with third party resources they can access to learn about additional positions these candidates have adopted.
In continuing the tradition of fostering an informed and active electorate in Ohio, one that has correctly voted for 24 of the last 26 presidents dating back to 1904, Energy in Depth Ohio welcomes you to Ohio Votes: Utica Shale and the 2012 Election Voters' Guide.