200 teachers take workshops to learn about oil and gas drilling

As the pace of drilling accelerates in the Utica shale play, more Ohio teachers are interested in a workshop put on by the organization funded by the state’s oil and natural gas companies. Columbus Business First reports that 2,700 teachers, including 200 this summer, have now gone through the 16-year-old program sponsored by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. The newspaper also says the teacher workshops have avoided the sort of criticism directed at OOGEEP’s education program for youths, which opponents of oil and gas development have claimed is an effort by the group to indoctrinate students with pro-drilling propaganda. For more, read the full story.