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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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8:12 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Driller Causes Fracking Liquid Spill In Morgan County

State and federal authorities are searching for the cause of a spill of hundreds of barrels of fracking waste at a site in Morgan County last Sunday night.

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10:15 am
Wed April 30, 2014

BP Leaves Utica Shale

BP is ceasing operations in the state’s Utica Shale. 

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2:25 am
Sat April 12, 2014

State Links Earthquakes, Fracking

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State geologists believe they have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Utica shale formation to fracking, and the state says it is issuing new permit conditions in seismic-sensitive areas.

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7:24 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Business Owner Pleads Guilty To Illegally Dumping Fracking Wastewater

A former Youngstown wastewater-company executive has pleaded guilty to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into that city's storm sewer system.

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12:27 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Researcher Believes Mahoning Earthquakes Likely Linked To Shale Drilling

A national expert believes fracking is behind a recent string of earthquakes in northeast Ohio. 

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7:04 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Northeastern Ohio Experiences 5th Minor Earthquake

A fifth minor earthquake has been recorded in an area of northeastern Ohio where state regulators have ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations. 

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7:10 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ODNR Shuts Down Drilling Site After Early Morning Earthquakes

State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations today after four minor earthquakes shook an area 20 miles south east of Youngstown.

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6:51 am
Thu February 27, 2014

SUPCO Hears Natural Gas Drilling Case

Ohio Supreme Court justices yesterday vigorously challenged attorneys over the power of state oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws  in a case brought by the Akron suburb of Munroe Falls against Beck Energy.

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8:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Survey Shows Some Ohio Communities Positive About Shale Drilling

An Ohio University survey shows a majority of leaders and officials in 17 counties where shale development is occurring say it’s good for their communities.

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4:40 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Lawmakers Targeted In ODNR Communications Plan Respond

Two state lawmakers were listed as adversaries in a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks. 

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6:46 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Document Shows Influence Oil And Gas Drillers Have On State Lawmakers, Policy

An environmental group has discovered a controversial plan by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to tackle oil and gas drilling issues.

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6:55 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Case Of Dumping Fracking Wastewater Scheduled For April Trial

The former senior official of a Youngstown wastewater company charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act goes on trial April 8th.

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12:45 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

State Panel To Hear Appeal Of Second Fracking Permit In Athens County

The company proposing to put a second fracking wastewater well in the Athens County community of Troy Township will make its case to the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission.

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6:53 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Drillers Get More Oil And Gas From Ohio

Ohio energy companies extracted more than twice as much oil and gas from the Utica shale during three months last year than all of 2012.

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8:07 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Shale Drilling Permits For 2013 Surpasses Expectations

2013 saw more than twice as many drilling permits issued for the Utica Shale than first expected.

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