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Greenpeace activists block Chevron shale site in Romania
Hydraulic Fracturing

Greenpeace activists block Chevron shale site in Romania

PUNGESTI, Romania — “Greenpeace activists chained themselves to the gates of a Chevron shale gas exploration well in eastern Romania on Monday, blocking access to the site and urging the leftist government to ban fracking. Romania could potentially hold 51 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, which would cover domestic […]

The coal ash pond at Duke Energy’s Skyland plant in Asheville. (Photo: Citizen-Times file photo )
Coal / Duke Energy

Duke ordered to test near homes for coal chemicals

ASHEVILLE, NC — “North Carolina’s environmental agency has ordered Duke Energy to install monitoring wells in a residential neighborhood outside Asheville to determine whether toxic chemicals from the company’s coal ash pits are contaminating homeowners’ drinking water. During tests at five homes last fall, traces of thallium were detected in […]

Protesters at an event in May in Naples, Fla., opposed to drilling near the Everglades. State officials say they have found no evidence of groundwater contamination from a type of drilling used nearby known as acidification.
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Florida county goes to court over ‘Acid Fracking’ near Everglades

COLLIER CO, FL — “In southwest Florida, county officials are fighting the state over a new oil drilling process that’s known by many different names: acidification, acidizing, acid stimulation and acid fracking. Acid has long been used in oil drilling operations in Florida to dissolve and loosen the limestone bedrock. […]

Aftermath of the Esienbarth well fire in Monroe County. Credit: Monroe County EMA
Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Are fracking chemicals from Monroe County fire and spill headed toward the Ohio River?

CINCINNATI —Saturday’s fire at a Monroe County frack well site underscores the need for better oil and gas emergency planning and fracking chemical disclosure. Volunteer firefighters from 6 counties in Ohio and West Virginia doused the fire, which spread to 20 trucks, including 4 containing fracking chemicals, in a battle […]

Pipeline owners want to ship natural gas from Ohio back west
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Pipeline owners want to ship natural gas from Ohio back west

CLARINGTON — “The operators of one of the longest west-to-east-flowing pipelines in the United States want to begin moving natural gas from Ohio back west, a clear signal that shale deposits here are paying off for some companies. The companies have filed an application to reverse the flow with the […]

Two groups charge that Portage County well illegally injected millions of gallons of drilling wastes for years
Hydraulic Fracturing / Injection Wells

Two groups charge that Portage County well illegally injected millions of gallons of drilling wastes for years

PORTAGE CO — “Two groups have filed a complaint with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency against an injection well in northern Portage County for allegedly accepting millions of gallons of drilling wastes improperly. Concerned Citizens Ohio and the Virginia-based Center for Health, Environment and Justice contend that the Kovach injection […]

State agency: Fracking fire likely fouled eastern Ohio creek
Hydraulic Fracturing

State agency: Fracking fire likely fouled eastern Ohio creek

MONROE CO — “A fire last weekend at a Monroe County fracking well likely sent contaminants into a nearby creek, killing crayfish, minnows and smallmouth bass as far as 5 miles away from the site, state officials said yesterday. Officials of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said crews fighting […]

Volunteer to march with Ohio Citizen Action in Northside’s July 4th parade Friday
Ohio Citizen Action

Volunteer to march with Ohio Citizen Action in Northside’s July 4th parade Friday

CINCINNATI — Ohio Citizen Action’s Cincinnati office will once more take its anti-fracking message to the streets – for Northside’s 4th of July parade. Volunteers are needed to march and distribute literature to the crowd. The event starts at noon and shuttle service to the staging area is available from […]

Brewraiser
Ohio Citizen Action

Brewraiser

CLEVELAND — For this summer’s fundraising celebration we’re hosting a party at Nano Brew in the Ohio City neighborhood where we’ll have a small-batch beer brewed just for our event, an oversized jenga tournament, and a silent auction. Our silent auction will proudly feature Cleveland’s deep and growing local pride with […]

Energy Transfer Partners plans to build 600 miles of pipeline from Marcellus, Utica shale regions
Hydraulic Fracturing

Energy Transfer Partners plans to build 600 miles of pipeline from Marcellus, Utica shale regions

CLEVELAND — “Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners hopes to build 600 miles of pipeline that would take natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions to interconnections that would give the gas a pathway to more new markets. An initial 400 miles of pipeline would ‘enable the flow of gas […]