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House approves oil, gas measure


Kentucky lawmakers have approved a resolution that calls for a study to determine which state parks and other governmentowned properties sit on oil and natural gas reserves.

The measure passed the House on Tuesday by a vote of 90-5. The Senate approved the measure last month 36-0.

A companion bill that would allow the state to lease the reserves to drilling companies remains in a House committee awaiting action.

State Sen. Tom Jensen, R-London, said the resolution calls for the Kentucky Geological Survey to conduct the study.

The measures would affect not only state parks but also property owned by public universities and other state agencies.

The legislation is Senate Bill 138 and Senate Joint Resolution 67.

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