Consider the Following
As we all know, even the oil we get from refineries in other States in the US is probably imported from other countries. How many times have we heard about oil spills in the oceans that kill thousands of animals and harm the wildlife? The less oil we have to import, the less risk of spills and the safer it is for the environment. Again, importing from other countries also requires fuel for shipping, and this wasted shipping fuel further pollutes our environment.
Furthermore, in other countries where these commodities are produced, the environmental standards are minimal or nonexistent. In Ohio, oil and gas producers are strictly regulated by the EPA and other entities that regulate pollution and limit the permissible environmental impact that can be left. Ohio producers are required to replant cut trees, seed and grass cleared areas and restore the land to the way it was as much as possible immediately following completion of drilling. They are also required to have filters in place to keep the air clean. So oil and gas produced in the US under these regulations actually result in a lower environmental impact than oil and gas produced elsewhere in countries where these standards do not exist.