Fracking

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6:55 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Compromise Bill Raises Tax On Oil And Gas Drillers

Ohio's oil and gas industry says it supports newly introduced severance tax changes that include a rate hike on wells in a compromise struck with the Ohio House.

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6:48 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Athens Opposes Fracking Well

Athens City Council is now the second public body to oppose hosting a proposed fracking injection well.

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11:59 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Voters Seek To Curb Corporate Power

Voters in Defiance and Cleveland Heights approved ballot resolutions Tuesday seeking to curb the power of corporations in government and elections.

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7:02 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Report Details Environmental Damage From Fracking

A study of government records quantifies the environmental damage caused by fracking.

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7:13 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Drillers Must Report Fracking Chemicals

Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials are advising oil and gas companies to share information on the toxic chemicals they use in fracking with local authorities, including first responders.

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6:44 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Proposal Requires Lobbyists To Disclose Salaries

An Ohio House Democrat wants to require lobbyists to disclose their annual salaries to bring another level of transparency to state government.

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7:54 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Study Links Donations To State Oil And Gas Policy

A new study by Common Cause shows Statehouse Republicans benefit from campaign donations made by the oil and gas industry.

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7:48 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Study Touts Economic Benefits Of Fracking

A new Cleveland State University study shows fracking in the Marcellus Shale region this year has provided an economic boost for several Ohio counties.

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12:28 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Report: State Fracking Regulations Lag Behind Other States

A report by environmentalists raises questions about a little-examined aspect of the fracking debate.

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12:23 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

GOP Lawmakers Benefit From Oil And Gas Industry

As the debate over fracking and raising the state severance tax continues, campaign finance reports show oil and gas companies have poured money into Republican legislative campaign coffers over the last few years.

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7:43 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Feds To Allow Fracking In State Forest

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management wants to open more than 45-hundred acres of the Blue Rock State Forest in Muskingum County to fracking.

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1:12 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

U.S. Oil Production Slated To Boom, No Thanks To Ohio

A recent Harvard University study shows the United States is poised to become the world’s largest producer of oil in the next four years thanks to shale drilling in several states.

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8:45 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Ohio Chemical Reporting Laws Should Not Trump EPA Regulations

The U.S. EPA is investigating the cause of a January chemical emergency at an Auglaize County well facility and asking why an inventory of the facility's chemicals wasn't available to local safety authorities.

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7:26 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Lawmaker Proposes Severance Tax Increase

A few months after Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed raising the severance tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic state lawmaker is making a similar proposal.

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7:55 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Dumped In Eastern Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a company has been cited for illegally dumping brine waste from fracking in eastern Ohio.

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6:56 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Fracking Well Operator Asks State To Restore Permit

A Youngstown injection well operator whose former officer faces federal charges of illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer is asking a state panel to overturn an order revoking its permit.

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6:24 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Youngstown Fracking Ban Goes Before Voters Today

Voters in Youngstown today will decide whether to ban fracking in a city where disposal of fracking wastewater led to earthquakes and groundwater contamination.

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12:29 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Decision Pending On Ohio River Fracking Waste Shipments

A decision from the U.S. Coast Guard is pending on whether to allow toxic waste from fracking on the Ohio River.

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7:41 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Controversial Coalition Touts Fracking Consensus; Faces Critics

For the past week, a new coalition of environmentalists, energy companies, drillers, and philanthropic groups has been touting itself as a breakthrough….in forging agreement over the controversial natural gas drilling technique called fracking.

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7:32 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Case Prompts Federal Indictments

A Youngstown business, its owner and an employee have been indicted on charges of violating the Clean Water Act by repeatedly dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer in January.

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