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7:02 am
Tue July 21, 2015

Anti-Fracking Measure Will Not Make Columbus' November Ballot

A group trying to put an anti-fracking measure on the Columbus ballot failed to collect enough valid petition signatures.

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10:22 am
Fri July 17, 2015

New Rules In Place For Horizontal Well Pads

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New state rules are now in effect for the construction of oil and gas horizontal well pads and access roads.

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6:54 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Elected Officials Ask Kasich For Local Control Over Fracking Activities

More than 100 elected officials in Ohio are asking Governor John Kasich to help restore more local control over fracking activities.

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8:16 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Court Overturns Energy Company Fine; State Considers Appeal

Bob Barr of Big Sky Energy tands in front of retaining walls created along a natural gas drilling site on his Plymouth Township property.
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A state appeals court has overturned a nearly half-million-dollar fine against an Ashtabula drilling company.

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6:36 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Anti-Fracking Group To Appeal Judicial Dismissal Of Lawsuit

A community activist group in Broadview Heights that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods says it plans to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit.

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11:21 am
Thu July 2, 2015

Signatures To Get Anti-Fracking Measure On Columbus' Ballot Submitted

Activists in Columbus trying to stop fracking and related activities today submitted more than 13 thousand petition signatures to get a ban onto the November ballot.

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6:36 am
Fri June 19, 2015

NE Ohio Fracking Disposal Well Operator Must Submit Cleanup Plan Today

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The Ohio EPA says operators of a fracking waste injection well in Vienna Township where two thousand gallons were spilled in April must submit a cleanup plan by the end of the day today.

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10:18 am
Wed June 17, 2015

Lawmakers Announce No Fracking Tax In Budget, But New Task Force Will Study The Long-Discussed Idea

An increase in the state's severance tax will not be a part of the two-year state budget. 

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6:56 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Company Pleads Guilty To Illegal Dumping Of Fracking Waste

Owner Ben Lupo has shut down his disposal company, Hardrock Excavating, since his arrest in 2013.
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A Youngstown company has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer 33 times between October 2012 and January 2013. 

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6:17 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Fracking Chemical Spill Reported In Northeast Ohio

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Vienna Township residents are waiting to hear from state environmental officials whether their drinking water is safe following a spill of 2 thousand gallons of fracking chemicals at an injection well facility.

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10:32 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Lawmakers Remove Provision From Bill That Would Allow Fracking In State Parks

Barkcamp State Park in Belmont County is one of the state parks in which the Ohio Department of Natural Resources would have allowed fracking.
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Plans to allow fracking in state parks appear to be dead for now. 

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7:33 am
Thu February 26, 2015

More Fourth Quarter Ohio Oil And Gas Production

The state says oil and gas production rose in the fourth quarter.

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8:33 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Opinions Split On Impact Of SUPCO Ruling Barring Local Fracking Bans

The Ohio Supreme Court’s decision that local communities can’t use zoning ordinances to keep out oil and gas drillers has communities, activists and lobbyists speculating on what it might mean for the future.

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12:15 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

SUPCO Says State Regulations Supersede Local Anti-Fracking Measures

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The Ohio Supreme Court says state oil and gas drilling regulations supersede local zoning laws.

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4:48 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Governor Gets Support For Severance Tax Increase

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s plan to increase the severance tax is getting some support from an unlikely source

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6:31 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Voters In Athens, Other Communities Approve Anti-Fracking Measures

2012 fracking protest at Ohio University
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Several anti-fracking measures were on local ballots Tuesday.

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6:16 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Fracking Bans On Tuesday's Ballot In Several Communities

Meeting of anti-fracking activists in Gates Mills
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Activists in Columbus are trying to stop fracking and fracking waste with a measure they hope to get onto the May ballot.

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8:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

400 Homes Evacuated After Fracking Accident In Jefferson County

400 homes in Jefferson County were evacuated after a nearby fracking operation sprung a leak and began shooting invisible gaseous discharge into the air. 

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8:42 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Fracked Wells Can Pollute Groundwater, But Solution May Be Straightforward, Study Shows

Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State University researcher offers some insights about the risk. 

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6:27 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Few Ohioans Purchasing Earthquake Insurance

Several Ohio Earthquakes have been linked to fracking, but Ohioans so far have mostly passed on purchasing earthquake insurance.

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