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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.
Credit Jim Letizia

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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7:02 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Billboard Company Ends Contract With Coshocton Anti-Fracking Activist

Anti-fracking signs erected by Michael Boals
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The Coshocton man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on anti-fracking billboards near two wells for fracking waste disposal says the messages are coming down.

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6:56 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

NE Ohio Injection Operation Halted After Quake

State regulators in Ohio have suspended operations at two deep injection wells for fracking wastewater in northeast Ohio after discovering possible evidence the operation caused a 2.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday. 

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8:56 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Columbus Activists Trying To Put Anti-Fracking Measure On The Ballot

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Activists in Columbus are trying to stop fracking and fracking waste with a local ballot issue.

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6:25 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Sunday Earthquake May Be Linked To Fracking

State regulators and independent scientists are working to determine whether an earthquake in Weathersfield on Sunday has any connection to nearby fracking wells.

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6:56 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Brine Company Sues Over Anti-Fracking Billboard

An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a deep-injection well is facing a legal threat from the well's Texas operator.   

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7:26 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

ODNR Says Shale Drilling Industry Coming Of Age

The natural gas boom is still pushing an industry that’s growing in Ohio -- not only attracting oil and gas companies but other businesses that benefit from shale production.

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6:57 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Group Revives Debate Over ODNR Fracking Strategy

An environmental group is rekindling debate over the controversial communications strategy the state crafted with oil and gas drillers about fracking on on state-owned land.

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7:14 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Ohio Studying Fracking-Related Earthquakes

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Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes.

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7:55 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Ohio House Approves Severance Tax Bill

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The Ohio House has approved legislation raising the severance tax on oil and gas drilling.

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9:57 am
Wed May 14, 2014

New Severance/Fracking Tax Bill Passes House Committee

A compromise proposal on a tax increase for oil and natural gas drillers is on its way to the Ohio House floor. 

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