Summit County Council has weighed in, asking Ohio lawmakers for "reasonable regulations" for the process of using hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" to drill oil and gas wells.
But not everyone approved the final resolution, which passed 8 to 3 at Monday night's council meeting.
Council member at large Bill Roemer says he's had a "excellent experience" personally, with three wells that used "fracking" in the past...and says he's researched the subject extensively.
Roemer says Summit County should present a positive image for what could be an economic boom to the county.
"The drilling into the Utica (Shale) may generate between 65,000 and 200,000 additional jobs in Ohio," Roemer tells AkronNewsNow.com, "It's a real chance for an economic boom, in addition to keeping gas prices low, and I want to make sure that that's positively perceived."
Roemer's confident the state has a handle on regulation with Senate Bill 315, like with the much-watched concern about waste removal via injection wells.
"There's extensive new regulations on the injection wells," Roemer says, "and actually there's additional fees being imposed on that, so I believe that's being adequately addressed."
Roemer calls himself a "big environmentalist" who's OK with the fracking process.
"I garden organically, I heat my house partially with wood, I do all of the right things, that way, I've recycled for probably 30 years," Roemer explained, "But in this case, I've had a positive experience, and I believe it's important to Ohio."
Council members Gloria Rodgers and Tim Crawford also voted against the resolution.
Senate Bill 315 is currently in a Senate committee.