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Ohio finds link between fracking and sudden burst of earthquakes State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the state to issue new permit conditions in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.
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Hydraulic Fracturing Bob, Lisa and Emma Parr on their wedding day on the 40 acres where Bob built a beautiful custom home.

Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case

WISE COUNTY, TX — “Bob and Lisa Parr were neighbors to Tim and Christine Ruggiero in Wise County. I was there, in the Ruggiero kitchen, the day Lisa discovered that her timeline of doctor’s visits matched–exactly–Christine’s timeline of releases from the Aruba gas wells on her property. Like Tim and […]

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Bob, Lisa and Emma Parr on their wedding day on the 40 acres where Bob built a beautiful custom home.
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Jury awards $3 million in first fracking case

WISE COUNTY, TX — “Bob and Lisa Parr were neighbors to Tim and Christine Ruggiero in Wise County. I was there, in the Ruggiero kitchen, the day Lisa discovered that her timeline of doctor’s visits matched–exactly–Christine’s timeline of releases from the Aruba gas wells on her property. Like Tim and […]

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, a shareholder-activist order of Catholic nuns.
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Nuns take on Chevron over fracking concerns

HOUSTON, TX — “An order of Catholic nuns and other shareholders are calling Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and others to task for their potentially harmful use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and an alleged lack of transparency. The activist Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia have successfully forced a shareholders vote in […]

Salem prepares drilling measure
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Salem prepares drilling measure

SALEM — “An ordinance to create a monitoring program related to any drilling and disposal of oil and gas wastes in the city is being forwarded to city council. The Rules and Ordinance Committee chaired by Councilwoman Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey voted 3-0 Tuesday to recommend the proposed ordinance for council’s consideration, […]

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The U.S. EPA is the ultimate authority over injection wells in our country. They conduct an audit of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ injection well program every few years. Unfortunately, their most recent audits heap uncritical, praise on the ODNR’s injection well program, and show no initiative to actually […]

BG gets questions on electric rates and sources
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

BG gets questions on electric rates and sources

BOWLING GREEN — “Bowling Green’s Board of Public Utilities spent more than half of its nearly 2.5-hour meeting last week dealing with questions about electric rates and hearing a report on electric projects. Several citizens asked questions regarding bills and expressed concerns about the Prairie State coal-fired plant in Illinois. […]

Figure 2 - Ohio’s injection wells – image credit: Fractracker.org
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Injection wells – What’s the problem?

What is brine, what is an injection well? Horizontal hydraulic fracturing, now being used in Ohio to extract oil and gas, is an invasive industrial process that fractures rocks deep underground. The oil and gas that comes up is millions of years old, and is thought to be the heated, […]

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Chesapeake Energy / Eramet / Hydraulic Fracturing

Shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon hires Chesapeake in Utica

NEW YORK, NY — “Aubrey McClendon, the pioneering shale wildcatter who helped usher in the U.S. energy renaissance, has hired the company that fired him to drill wells for his newest natural gas venture. A subsidiary of McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP is paying between $23,500 and $26,000 a day […]

Antero Resources to drill on more than 6,300 acres at Piedmont Lake
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Antero Resources to drill on more than 6,300 acres at Piedmont Lake

PIEDMONT — “For a lease worth $15,000 per acre – an amount more than twice the previously known high payment for Marcellus and Utica shale exploration in the Upper Ohio Valley – Antero Resources will drill on more than 6,300 acres at Piedmont Lake. During a Friday district board meeting, […]

Munroe Falls drilling case brings international interest
Eramet / Hydraulic Fracturing

Munroe Falls drilling case brings international interest

French official visits Munroe Falls on fact-finding mission about fracking MUNROE FALLS — “The city’s oil and natural gas drilling case that has gone before the Ohio Supreme Court has garnered some international attention. Mayor Frank Larson, City Council President Jim Iona and Community and Economic Development Coordinator Anne DiCola […]

A diesel locomotive moves through the Prairie State Energy Campus facility in Belleville, Ill., with a domed storage unit in background. With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through 2019 — costing homes and businesses 25 percent more five years from now — some people are questioning how much faith Bowling Green should maintain in a controversial coal-fired power complex in southern Illinois.
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Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt

Rate increases spark concerns BOWLING GREEN — “With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through 2019 — costing homes and businesses 25 percent more five years from now — some people are questioning how much faith Bowling Green should maintain in a controversial coal-fired power complex in southern Illinois. […]