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Groups say fracking in state parks ‘unwanted’

COLUMBUS — “Environmental advocates urged lawmakers Tuesday to reconsider allowing expanded oil and gas drilling in state parks. ‘It is unwanted,’ Jack Shaner, deputy director of the Ohio Environmental Council said during a press conference at the Statehouse. ‘When we go to the great outdoors, we want to go to […]

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The fight Over fracking: Josh Fox vs. Big Gas

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker exposed the dirty secrets of gas drilling. Then the industry decided to play rough. NEW YORK, NY — “Until Gasland, few Americans had heard of fracking. Unless you lived in one of the hundreds of rural communities affected – places like Wetzel County, West Virginia and Leroy, […]

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Ohio EPA order: Cities can’t treat brine from new gas wells

COLUMBUS — “Ohio cities hoping to profit from natural gas drilling won’t be able to cash in after all. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials announced yesterday that cities can’t treat millions of gallons of salty wastewater from new natural gas wells in their sewage plants and dump it into streams. […]

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Ohio environmental officials crack down on accepting frack fluids for treatment

COLUMBUS — “An experiment to treat low-salinity fracking fluids from oil and gas well drilling brought to Ohio from other states is over. That’s what the state said Monday after notifying the city of Warren and owners of a new pre-treatment plant that it won’t renew a permit that allows the […]

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Scientific study links flammable drinking water to fracking

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “For the first time, a scientific study has linked natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing with a pattern of drinking water contamination so severe that some faucets can be lit on fire. The peer-reviewed study, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stands […]

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Chemicals were injected into wells, report says

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats. The chemicals were used by companies during a drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, […]

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Fracking insiders score big in new gas bill, but Americans not told the true costs of massive drilling plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Corporate insiders peddling the claim that drilling for methane gas will solve America’s energy needs just scored big in Washington — and for these insiders fracking for gas is very lucrative business. House Resolution 1380, given the feel-good moniker of the ‘New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans […]

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Ohio poised to take center stage in natural gas drilling debate as it considers tapping park lands

CLEVELAND — “Debate over oil and gas well drilling has long bubbled at or just below the surface in Ohio, but 2011 might end up being recalled as the year when it finally erupted. For starters, geologists, energy experts and gas well drillers fully believe Ohio might be sitting atop […]