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Ohio Fracking

State Supreme Court: Municipalities Can't Regulate Drilling On Their Own

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Certain local zoning laws aimed at limiting fracking can't be used to circumvent the state's authority over oil and gas drilli...

In Fracking Hotbed, A Muted Approach To Regulation

ProPublica | Naveena Sadasivam | Posted 05.14.2014 | Green

ProPublica's Naveena Sadasivam Reports: Ohio annually processes thousands of tons of radioactive waste from hydraulic-fracturing, sending it throug...

Breakthrough Link Between Earthquakes And Fracking Discovered

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 04.11.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic...

Man Pleads Guilty After Dumping Fracking Wastewater Into River

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.24.2014 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of a Youngstown-based wastewater company pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the d...

Hunter Stuart

Ohio Fracking Operation Halted Following Area Earthquakes

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

A series of earthquakes in Ohio has led officials to order a local fracking operation to halt while state inspectors investigate whether the drilling...

Disney And Oil Industry Team Up For Traveling Show

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Radio Disney, "home of the hottest kids' music," is teaming up with Ohio's oil and gas industry to teach school kids that pipelines are awesome. "...

Anti-Fracking Measures Largely Successful In Colorado

Posted 11.07.2013 | Green

Voters in three communities in Colorado succeeded in passing fracking moratoriums or outright bans on election night Tuesday. By Wednesday mornin...

Ohio Announces New Rules For Frackers

AP | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A list of toxic chemicals used by Ohio shale drillers must be made available locally to governments, first responders and resi...

Exclusive: Ousted Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon Launching Ohio Land Grab

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Aubrey McClendon's penchant for "land grab" as a business model made the recently-ousted Chesapeake Energy CEO infamous -- and he's at it again for his new start-up hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") company in Ohio's Utica Shale basin.

Ohio Voters Reject Fracking Ban

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voters on Tuesday rejected a proposal to ban hydraulic fracturing in a northeast Ohio city where disposal of wastewater from t...

People Can Change, Home Should Not

Rebecca Duncan | Posted 03.21.2013 | College
Rebecca Duncan

Google "Ohio," "fracking," and "map" and you'll get a drawing of the Buckeye State overlaid with digital pushpins that mark where the trucks are lumbering in with concrete and piping, bands of structural steel, and garage-sized compressors.

Is Ohio's 'Secret' Energy Boom Going Bust?

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Dozens of wells drilled this year across rural Ohio are quietly pumping out the answer to the U.S. energy industry's mo...

Citizens Ban Fracking at Ohio Statehouse Rally

Stefanie Penn Spear | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Stefanie Penn Spear

Following these environmental leaders' powerful speeches exposing the perils of fracking and the need for immediate action to move beyond fossil fuels, rally participants marched to the Ohio Statehouse and occupied the rotunda.

Signing Of Ohio Drilling Rules Doesn't End Debate

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 08.12.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The policy debate over hydraulic fracturing in Ohio doesn't end with Gov. John Kasich's signing of new drilling rules Monday. ...

No More Water For Ohio's Fracking Industry

AP | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) — Officials overseeing reservoirs in Ohio's largest contained watershed have decided to halt water sales to oil and gas ...

Ohio Legislators To Vote On New Drilling Rules

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rules regulating oil and gas well construction, water handling, and the disclosure of chemicals used in drilling were ready to...

Environmentalists Say Ohio Drilling Rules Riddled With Loopholes

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers heard more than six hours of testimony Monday from environmentalists and others with concerns about a bill lay...

Ohio Senate Approves Horizontal Drilling Rules

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 07.16.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio senators approved new regulations for horizontal shale drilling on Tuesday in a bipartisan vote punctuated by a spoken re...

Ohio Laws Allow Drilling Even When Landowners Object

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 06.23.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Retired police officer Ed Hashbarger is watching in anger as drillers converge on his part of eastern Ohio, at times gaining a...

Would You Camp 300 Feet From A Fracking Well?

AP | BARBARA RODRIGUEZ | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio natural resource agency's proposed guidelines for drilling in state parks would require natural gas and oil companies ...

Officials Say Drilling Wastewater 'Almost Certainly' Caused Earthquakes

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.09.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A dozen earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were almost certainly induced by injection of gas-drilling wastewater into the earth, ...

Kasich Stance Unpopular With GOP

AP | By JULIE CARR SMYTH and DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When it comes to the controversial gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, the Republican Party itself appears fractur...

Could Controversial Fracking Help Ohio's Economy?

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An academic team enlisted by Ohio's business sector released a study Tuesday that finds oil and gas drilling will mean more th...

Ohio AG: 'Take A Deep Breath' And Make Fracking Regulations Tougher

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top law enforcer says tougher environmental sanctions on polluters in the oil and gas industry and required disclosure ...

Owner Of Ohio Drilling Wastewater Well That Caused Earthquake Funding Geologic Study

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 03.06.2012 | Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An energy company that shut down a northeastern Ohio brine injection well last week after earthquakes in the area has commissi...