Fracking

SUPCO Hears Natural Gas Drilling Case

Feb 27, 2014

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.

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.

Lawmakers Targeted In ODNR Communications Plan Respond

Feb 18, 2014

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

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

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

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.

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.

Shale Drilling Permits For 2013 Surpasses Expectations

Dec 16, 2013

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

Compromise Bill Raises Tax On Oil And Gas Drillers

Dec 5, 2013

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.

Athens Opposes Fracking Well

Dec 5, 2013

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

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

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

Drillers Must Report Fracking Chemicals

Oct 1, 2013

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.

Proposal Requires Lobbyists To Disclose Salaries

Sep 24, 2013

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

Study Links Donations To State Oil And Gas Policy

Sep 19, 2013

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

Study Touts Economic Benefits Of Fracking

Aug 23, 2013

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

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

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.

Feds To Allow Fracking In State Forest

Jul 30, 2013

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.

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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