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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Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts
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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Athens council opposes Meigs barge facility proposal
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Athens council opposes Meigs barge facility proposal

ATHENS — “Athens City Council unanimously voted on Monday to oppose the construction of a barge facility on the Ohio River which would accept fracking waste in neighboring Meigs County. GreenHunter Water, a Texas company, is seeking approval by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a barge facility in […]

Trans Canada proposes natural gas pipeline through Morrow County
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Trans Canada proposes natural gas pipeline through Morrow County

MORROW COUNTY — “Trans Canada is evaluating the possibility of developing a new natural gas pipeline on its ANR system through Morrow County. This possibility brought Trans Canada representative Peter Jaskoski to meet with Morrow County Commissioners on Wednesday July 16, 2014. In a handout provided to the commissioners by Jaskoski, […]

Auditor general criticizes DEP oversight of shale gas industry
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Auditor general criticizes DEP oversight of shale gas industry

HARRISBURG, PA — “State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued a withering review Tuesday of the Department of Environmental Protection‘‍s oversight of the shale gas industry and the regulatory agency’‍s practices for responding to citizens’‍ complaints that drilling has affected their drinking water. The long-promised performance audit details the agency’‍s shortcomings, including […]

AEP Ohio says it will maintain its energy-efficiency programs despite a new state law easing requirements. One way AEP encourages savings is paying a bounty for old, less-efficient refrigerators.
AEP / Energy

AEP keeping it ‘green’

Most investor-owned utilities in Ohio don’t plan any changes to energy-efficiency programs despite new law COLUMBUS — “‘Green’-energy efforts in Ohio might not be in suspended animation after all. All but one of Ohio’s regulated electricity utilities plan to continue with their green-energy programs despite a new state law that […]

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 […]

Live Band Karaoke Challenge
Coal / Ohio Citizen Action

Live Band Karaoke Challenge

August 15, 2014 at 8pm at the Northside Tavern in Cincinnati