Halliburton takes 5 days to provide chemical information at Ohio fracking explosion that killed 70,000 fish Halliburton takes 5 days to provide chemical information at Ohio fracking explosion that killed 70,000 fish
Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after Monroe County spill Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after Monroe County spill
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Injection Wells The potential impact of waste from oil and gas drilling — including hydraulic fracturing — on drinking water has been an issue in Texas, Wyoming and, with great urgency, in California this month. Here, a jar of fracking water waste is displayed at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP Photo)

California halts injection of fracking waste, warning it may be contaminating aquifers

State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry   SACRAMENTO, CA — “California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in […]

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Halliburton takes 5 days to provide chemical information at Ohio fracking explosion that killed 70,000 fish
Hydraulic Fracturing

Halliburton takes 5 days to provide chemical information at Ohio fracking explosion that killed 70,000 fish

WASHINGTON, DC — “With so many troubling aspects of this disaster, we hope that important lessons are learned regarding the safeguards and regulations that need to be in place to reduce the risks of fracking to human health and the environment, including: Public disclosure of fracking chemicals before fracking is allowed to […]

Cleanup of Dan River ash sparks backlash
Coal / Coal Ash / Duke Energy

Cleanup of Dan River ash sparks backlash

CHARLOTTE, NC — “Most of the Duke Energy coal ash that spilled into the Dan River in February will stay there, creating a rift between regulators and river advocates over the cleanup. Duke said this week that contractors have finished dredging the largest of the deposits, 2,500 tons of ash […]

This oil and gas well is in North Royalton, which is also fighting against oil and gas drilling, as least in residential areas. Photo provided by Pete Maizitis.
Hydraulic Fracturing

Two drilling companies sue Broadview Heights over ban on oil and gas wells

BROADVIEW HTS — “Two drilling companies with natural gas and oil wells in Broadview Heights have sued the city over its prohibition against future wells. Bass Energy Co. Inc., of Fairlawn, and Ohio Valley Energy, of Austintown, said the state of Ohio, not Broadview Heights, has sole authority to permit or […]

The potential impact of waste from oil and gas drilling — including hydraulic fracturing — on drinking water has been an issue in Texas, Wyoming and, with great urgency, in California this month. Here, a jar of fracking water waste is displayed at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP Photo)
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

California halts injection of fracking waste, warning it may be contaminating aquifers

State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted due to exemptions for oil industry   SACRAMENTO, CA — “California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in […]

Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after Monroe County spill
Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Halliburton delayed releasing details on fracking chemicals after Monroe County spill

COLUMBUS — “A fracking company made federal and state agencies that oversee drinking-water safety wait days before it shared a list of toxic chemicals that spilled from a drilling site into a tributary of the Ohio River. Although the spill following a fire on June 28 at the Statoil North […]

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AMP / Coal / Prairie State Coal Plant

Citizens for a Livable Future discuss Prairie State coal plant

BOWLING GREEN — “In 2007 the city of Bowling Green contracted with Amp-Ohio, a wholesale power supplier with involvement in a coal generation plant in Illinois known as Prairie State – with the goal of providing long term electric price stability in a volatile energy market. The group, Citizens for […]

The renewable energy industry hopes federal carbon rules will help them influence the energy efficiency standards debate in Ohio.
Kathleen Lavine | Denver Business Journal
Energy

Renewable energy backers hope federal EPA rules give them a voice in Ohio

COLUMBUS — “Now that the dust from the fight has settled, renewable energy backers are hoping proposed federal rules can help them pry their way back into the conversation and soften the blow. Terrence O’Donnell, an attorney and lobbyist for Dickinson Wright PLLC and one of the main forces behind […]

Citizens’ group asks US EPA to regulate Ohio fracking waste
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Citizens’ group asks US EPA to regulate Ohio fracking waste

TOLEDO — “A Toledo-based grass-roots group opposed to horizontal shale drilling — also known as fracking — has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over enforcement of the Clean Water Act in Ohio, saying that the state EPA ‘is no longer fit’ to do the job. Terry Lodge, […]

With its proximity to residences, one of the largest concerns around hydraulic fracturing has been human and animal exposure to chemicals used in the process, but a lack of legal requirements have limited the ability of the public to access this information. Photo: Trudy E Bell
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Fracking, chemicals, and our health: EPA considers a hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure rule

WASHINGTON, DC — “From their start, many hydraulic fracturing operators have faced criticism from the public, policy makers, and the scientific community for their handling of chemical disclosure (and lack thereof). A 2012 petition to the EPA from the Environmental Integrity Project and 16 other groups said it best. There […]