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A Franklin County judge has ruled the Ohio Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management must allow a company to resume pumping brine from fracking operations into a Trumbull County injection well ordered closed in 2014 after small earthquakes were recorded nearby.

theoec.org

The Ohio Environmental Council plans to challenge the leasing of land in the Wayne National Forest to oil-and-gas drilling companies.

buckeyeforestcouncil.org

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says oil-and-gas drillers from five states have paid more than 1.7 million dollars to lease 759 acres of Wayne National Forest land for fracking.

Ohio Public Radio

The U.S. EPA recently issued its full report on the risks of fracking.

michiganradio.org

Ohio residents trying to convince a company to build a high-pressure natural gas pipeline away from their properties say they'll engage in delaying tactics to hold off construction, after a federal agency dismissed their suggested alternate routes.

buckeyeforestcouncil.org

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed its offices at the Wayne National Forest to the public through Tuesday, the day it auctions 16 hundred acres for fracking.

ohiopipelineresults.com

A Wood County judge has ruled a company seeking to build an ethane pipeline across Ohio for a Canadian company does not have the right acquire property through eminent domain.

State of Ohio

Attorneys for Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted tell the Ohio Supreme Court  he acted properly in sidelining three county anti-fracking measures slated for the November ballot.

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A Youngstown-area wastewater injection well at the center of a dispute over Ohio's authority to regulate oil-and-gas operations will remain closed during litigation by judge's order.

cleveland.com

Ohio Governor John Kasich has ordered the creation of a hotline for oil-and-gas emergencies, and authorized two state departments to start setting it up.

Toxic emissions from oil and gas wells are linked to negative health effects such as respiratory ailments, cancer and fetal defects.

ohiocitizen.org

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is suing the owner of a Youngstown company sentenced to prison for dumping fracking waste into a storm sewer in 2012 and 2013.

thinkprogress.org

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade.

Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether five recent minor earthquakes were caused by fracking operations nearby.

Crews are working to clean up 5 thousand gallons of fracking wastewater that spilled into a Barnesville area reservoir after a truck overturned on Wednesday.

wcpn.org

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the amount of fracking wastewater pumped underground in the state increased by more than 15 percent last year. 

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Activists in Ohio and 11 other states are holding a day of action today to highlight concerns about potential environmental and health effects of fracking.

buckeyeforestcouncil.org

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is again considering requests to open Wayne National Forest to oil and gas drilling.

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled an anti-fracking measure in Youngstown must be put back on November ballots.

The Ohio EPA and Department of Natural Resources are fining an international oil and gas company more than 200 thousand dollars for a malfunction and fire at a fracking well in Monroe County in 2014 that killed thousands of fish and forced the temporary evacuation of some residents.

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