The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has permanently revoked the operating permits of two companies being investigated for the illegal dumping of up to 20-thousand gallons of fracking wastewater down a Youngstown municipal storm drain.
Ohio Republicans think they can win at the ballot box this November with a message focused on increasing oil and gas drilling. They got some training at the party's convention in Tampa on how to spread that message. ML Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports.
Ohio's oil and gas industry says the policy debate over fracking will likely continue even with the new drilling rules signed this week by governor John Kasich. The governor still wants to impose a severance tax on the industry to fund an income tax cut. Majority Republicans in the state legislature removed that plan from Kasich's budget bill, but the governor is convinced it will happen.