Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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6:14 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

ODNR Considers Need For More Oil And Gas Well Inspectors

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.

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6:50 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

State Considers Storage Lagoons For Fracking Wastewater

State officials are considering rules for storage sites containing fracking wastewater.

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12:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Local Student Injured In Crash

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized this morning for treatment of injuries sustained in a crash with a state pickup truck.

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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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6:58 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Judge Allows Coal Mining Near Local Park

A federal district judge has sided with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in a lawsuit over mine tunnels being developed within the watershed of Burr Oak State Park in southeast Columbus.

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7:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Salt Miners Return To Work

Half of the crew at a salt mine under Lake Erie is back on the job.

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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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9:04 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Former School Board Member, Conservation Activist Dies At 86

Robert Teater

Words of praise have been rolling in from many quarters for longtime public servant Robert Teater, who died Sunday at the age of 86.

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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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7:55 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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6:47 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Preventing Deaths In Hocking Hills

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is taking steps to prevent more deaths from falls in the Hocking Hills area.

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7:25 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Court Rules Against ODNR In Age Discrimination Suit

The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded a former state employee more than 500-thousand dollars to settle his claim that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources discriminated against him by hiring someone 15 years younger.

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12:26 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Tree Killing Beetle Found

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says a beetle that threatens walnut trees has been found in Southwest Ohio.

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6:38 am
Thu December 6, 2012

SUPCO Finds ODNR In Contempt

The Ohio Supreme Court has found the state Department of Natural Resources in contempt for defying a 2011 order to compensate 87 Mercer County landowners for flood damage.

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1:20 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Blind Spot And Human Error Factors In Mine Crash

The state says dispatcher error and a blind spot were factors in Wednesday's coal mine rail car collision in Perry County that injured five men.

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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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