Chesapeake Energy, the only driller with active operations in Ohio, Brooke or Hancock counties, wants to site a drill pad about 1,300 feet from the Wheeling Park High School (in Ohio County, WV). The school doesn’t like the plan. A decision has still not been made, but is under review by the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Is it a good idea? Bad idea? Depends on who you ask: