Ohio Environmental Council http://wcbe.org en Pipeline Crack Led To Oil Leak At Nature Preserve http://wcbe.org/post/pipeline-crack-led-oil-leak-nature-preserve <p><span lang="EN">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span lang="EN">Colerain Township fire officials say a 5-inch oil pipeline crack caused more than 10 thousand gallons of crude to leak into Oak Glen Nature Preserve. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:44:23 +0000 Jim Letizia 53053 at http://wcbe.org Pipeline Crack Led To Oil Leak At Nature Preserve Document Shows Influence Oil And Gas Drillers Have On State Lawmakers, Policy http://wcbe.org/post/document-shows-influence-oil-and-gas-drillers-have-state-lawmakers-policy <p><span lang="EN">An environmental group has discovered a controversial plan by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:46:03 +0000 Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio 51315 at http://wcbe.org Document Shows Influence Oil And Gas Drillers Have On State Lawmakers, Policy ODNR Considers Need For More Oil And Gas Well Inspectors http://wcbe.org/post/odnr-considers-need-more-oil-and-gas-well-inspectors <p>Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:14:37 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 46725 at http://wcbe.org ODNR Considers Need For More Oil And Gas Well Inspectors Advocates Debate Coal Industry’s Possible Influence On Ohio EPA http://wcbe.org/post/advocates-debate-coal-industry-s-possible-influence-ohio-epa <P><FONT face="Times New Roman">A top environmental watchdog for the state says pressure from the coal industry played a role in his resignation. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:38:34 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 41643 at http://wcbe.org Controversial Coalition Touts Fracking Consensus; Faces Critics http://wcbe.org/post/controversial-coalition-touts-fracking-consensus-faces-critics <P>For the past week, a new coalition of environmentalists, energy companies, drillers, and philanthropic groups has been touting itself as a breakthrough….in forging agreement over the controversial natural gas drilling technique called fracking. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:41:00 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Bill Cohen 33111 at http://wcbe.org