Fracking

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9:18 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Youngstown Residents To Vote On Fracking

Youngstown City Council last night approved placing an anti-fracking amendment on the May 7th ballot.

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5:55 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Fracking Wastewater Dumping Prompts Federal Charges

Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act, saying he told an employee to dump fracking wastewater into a storm sewer.

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12:27 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

State Issues Report On Fracking

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has issued the first of what promises to be a series of quarterly reports on the growth of fracking.

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12:24 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Fracking Radioactive Waste Plan In State Budget Proposal

Radioactive waste from oil and gas drilling would face new testing, reporting and tracking requirements before going to landfills under a proposal included in Governor John Kasich's state budget plan.

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7:12 am
Fri February 8, 2013

State Takes Action In Fracking Wastewater Case

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.

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12:17 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

State Probing Fracking Wasterwater Dumped Down Storm Drain

Documents show employees of D&L Energy Group company were directed to dump up to 20-thousand gallons of fracking wastewater down a storm drain in Youngstown last week.

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10:21 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Drillers Lobby Lawmakers

Workers, employers and lobbyists for Ohio's growing oil and gas industry showed up at the Statehouse Wednesday to tout the industry's economic benefits.

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7:43 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Fracking Wastewater On Ohio River

A Texas-based company wants to use river barges to move its potentially toxic wastewater in Ohio, but federal officials must first decide whether it's safe.

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2:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Fracking And Water Quality

Ohio has a long history of drilling in shallow, vertical oil and gas wells.

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Movies
2:54 am
Sat January 5, 2013

It's Movie Time January 4, 2013: Promised Land

Director Gus Van Sant


Carolyn and John argue  about what the frack is going on with the movie's plot.



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Movies
7:01 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Promised Land

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7:53 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Fracking Protestors Removed From Public Forum

100 protesters were escorted from a public forum in Athens last night over a fracking wasetwater disposal well.

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7:36 am
Tue November 20, 2012

More Fracking Disposal Well Permits Approved

State regulators have approved permits for new wells for dumping fracking wastewater.

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12:29 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Youngstown To Allow Fracking

The Youngstown city council voted Wednesday to seek offers to lease city-owned land for gas and oil drilling despite some heated opposition.

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7:55 am
Fri September 7, 2012

State Settles Sierra Club Lawsuit

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has paid nearly 9-thousand dollars to the Sierra Club to settle a public records lawsuit.

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9:38 am
Tue August 28, 2012

GOP Hopes Drilling Leads To Victory

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. 


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12:23 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Fracking Protestor Pleads Not Guilty To Felony

An Athens County woman has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge

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5:41 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Fracking protesters want changes for waste disposal

Civil disobedience is a tactic that's starting to be adopted in Ohio by at least some environmentalists protesting the oil and gas drilling method often called fracking.

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4:24 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Kasich fights for severance tax on Ohio's oil and gas industry

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.

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