The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Governor Kasich wants to impose new impact fees and severance taxes on operators seeking to develop the Utica shale in Ohio:  "Ohio’s oil and gas industry would pay an ‘impact fee’ for deep-shale wells to cover the cost of infrastructure damage caused by oil and gas extraction, part of a package of taxes and fees for the industry that Gov. John Kasich soon will propose."

A word of caution:  Brings to mind one of Aesop’s Fables