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Officials from the company building twin high-pressure natural gas pipelines across northern Ohio have told federal regulators sabotage or leaky equipment caused drilling slurry to become contaminated while cleaning a spill near the Tuscarawas River.

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The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is ordering the company building the Rover natural gas pipeline to come up with a plan to clean up its spills from fracking and get rid of diesel-soaked mud.

Ohio Public Radio

Majority Republicans in the Ohio House yesterday overrode 11 of Republican Governor John Kasich's vetoes of line items in the two-year state budget bill.

Ohio EPA

Ohio's environmental watchdog agency has increased the proposed penalty for the builder of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline after tests found diesel fuel in drilling mud spilled into a wetland.

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S Geological Survey says a 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck just south of McArthur Wednesday afternoon.

A few weeks ago Julia Chapman's daughter was heading to a playdate across the street in their recently built suburb in Firestone, Colo. Suddenly, the friend's house exploded, killing two of the friend's relatives who were in the basement.

"It shook our home," Chapman says. "We came out and we saw that it was essentially just collapsed on itself. The insulation was still floating in the air, down the street."

In a rare victory for environmentalists under President Trump, the Senate rejected efforts to roll back an Obama-era rule limiting methane emissions from energy production sites on federal land.

The vote over the greenhouse gas was close — 49-51 — with Republican Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins coming down against the resolution, which would have repealed the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.

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The U.S. Senate is considering a House-passed measure that repeals a rule designed to reduce methane pollution from oil and natural gas wells on public lands.

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Officials in Green, Ohio plan to file a lawsuit to stop construction of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline, citing economic and environmental damage.

buckeyeforestcouncil.org

The Sierra Club, the Ohio Environmental Council and the Center for Biological Diversity have filed a lawsuit aimed at blocking plans to allow fracking in the Wayne National Forest.

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Ohio has overtaken West Virginia to become the sixth-largest natural gas producer in the U.S. after a boost in production last year.

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The Texas company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline in Ohio has been issued violation notices by the state EPA for spilling drilling mud in separate wetlands.

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The increase in construction of natural gas power plants in Ohio is putting the industry on track to replace coal as the dominant source of electricity in the state.

The Franklin County Board of Elections says an environmental group that wanted to put a fracking ban onto the Columbus ballot this fall failed to gather enough valid petition signatures.

A new study shows public water systems serving 61 thousand Ohioans are located within one mile of fracking wells or fracking waste disposal wells.

Activists in Columbus trying to stop fracking and related activities will submit more than 10 thousand petition signatures to the city clerk on Friday to try and get a ban onto the November ballot.

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Pennsylvania environmental regulators say there's a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of minor earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.

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Opponents of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline planned for northern Ohio say they're hoping the existence of a threatened bat species will at least delay the 2 billion dollar project.

Oil-and-gas drillers say they've paid 43 million dollars in property taxes to local governments and schools in six Ohio counties since 2011.

buckeyeforestcouncil.org

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will put more Wayne National Forest land up for auction to oil-and-gas drillers on March 23.

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Columbus police used pepper spray gas to disperse a crowd of protesters who were blocking the intersection of High and State Streets last night.

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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.

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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.

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.

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