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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.

wfmj.com

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.

The Republican-controlled Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit filed by residents of Athens, Fulton and Medina counties challenging Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's decision to invalidate anti-fracking ballot issues in those counties.

State leaders could be announcing a new agreement that increases the severance tax as soon as the end of the month.

Environmentalists in Fulton, Medina and Athens counties are suing Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted after he invalidated ballot proposals that would ban fracking.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has invalidated ballot proposals in Athens, Fulton and Medina counties that would have banned fracking.

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

sustainalytics.com

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

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