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Youngstown fracking ban defeated
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Youngstown fracking ban defeated

YOUNGSTOWN — “Youngstown voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have banned hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — within city limits. The amendment — called a Community Bill of Rights — was defeated by a margin of 14 percent, with 57 percent voting against and 43 percent for. ‘We feel […]

Shale Oil and Gas: The Contrarian View
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Shale Oil and Gas: The Contrarian View

NEW YORK, NY — “No one is questioning the fact that we have either reached or will soon reach ‘peak oil’; that existing fields are being depleted at the rapid rate of 7 percent a year, and that the search is on for ‘unconventional oil’ as alternative forms of energy […]

Cleveland Incinerator / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Ohio’s property rights laws allow drillers access to land, even over landowner objections in some cases

CLEVELAND, OH — “There is an ironic juxtaposition at play in Ohio concerning the fundamental right of property owners to control the use of their land. Ohio land owners, as a group, are of two minds about this right, at least when it comes to land atop shale oil and […]

Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania
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Fracking ourselves to death in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA — “More than 70 years ago, a chemical attack was launched against Washington State and Nevada. It poisoned people, animals, everything that grew, breathed air, and drank water. The Marshall Islands were also struck. This formerly pristine Pacific atoll was branded ‘the most contaminated place in the world.’ […]

Appeals court says NY towns can ban fracking
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Appeals court says NY towns can ban fracking

ALBANY, NY — “A mid-level appeals court on Thursday said local governments in New York can ban hydraulic fracturing and shale-gas drilling within their borders, delivering a major blow to the natural-gas industry and landowners who had sought to have the bans overturned. The state Appellate Division ruled unanimously in […]

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Could Ohio ban the use of injection wells for fracking waste?

WCMH: News, Weather, and Sports for Columbus, Ohio MORROW COUNTY — “Two state lawmakers are proposing a ban on Ohio’s oil and natural gas injection wells until safety and health concerns are satisfied. The Center for Health, Environment & Justice said that in 2012, Ohio accepted nearly 14 million barrels […]

D&L files bankruptcy; local companies left hanging
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D&L files bankruptcy; local companies left hanging

YOUNGSTOWN — “D&L Energy Inc. and its affiliate, Petroflow Inc., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, citing ‘extensively intertwined … business dealings, accounts and finances’ of its officers and business entities, the mounting burden of cleanup and litigation costs, and accusing its former CEO, Ben Lupo, of ‘improperly divert[ing]‘ company funds […]

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Leaked EPA documents expose decades-old effort to hide dangers of natural gas extraction

NEW YORK, NY — “Efforts by lawmakers and regulators to force the federal government to better police the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ have been thwarted for the past 25 years, according to an exposé in the New York Times. Studies by scientists at the […]

Chesapeake Energy is trying to sell rights to more than 94,000 acres in Ohio
Chesapeake Energy / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Chesapeake Energy is trying to sell rights to more than 94,000 acres in Ohio

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — “Chesapeake Energy Corp. is trying to sell some of its drilling leases in Stark and Portage counties where the shale 6,000 feet below the surface has been said to be rich in oil. The Oklahoma City company has listed for sale its drilling rights to more […]

Sand from fracking could pose lung disease risk to workers
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Sand from fracking could pose lung disease risk to workers

WASHINGTON D.C. — “When workplace safety expert Eric Esswein got a chance to see fracking in action not too long ago, what he noticed was all the dust. It was coming off big machines used to haul around huge loads of sand. The sand is a critical part of the […]