Ohio Activists Push For Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Eric Ritter leads a team of canvassers around Northeast Ohio, gathering support for the wind farm.
August 22, 2013

About 80 percent of the electricity used in Ohio homes comes from coal fired power plants. One Northeast Ohio group wants to change that by installing a wind farm in Lake Erie. If they succeed, this will be the first offshore wind farm in the nation.

Report: U.S. Poised To Become Top Oil Producer No Thanks To Ohio

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
24, 2013

A recent Harvard University study shows the United States is poised to become the world’s largest producer of oil in the next four years thanks to shale drilling in several states. But Ohio won’t be a significant contributor.

Drilling Boom Tests Infrastructure Of Rural Communities

Pipeline project underway in Southern Columbiana County.
4, 2013

The arrival of the oil and gas industry in rural, eastern Ohio has brought millions of dollars in leasing money for landowners, a flurry of business activity, and a tax boost for counties. But carving out room – and roads – to accommodate energy giants like Chesapeake is not without its challenges.

Push For Increased Monitoring Of Radioactive Waste In Landfills

Recently, Governor Kasich included a provision in his budget bill that will require gas drillers to test their solid waste for radiation before it gets shipped off to landfills.
4, 2013

The natural gas drilling technique known as fracking has been vilified for the millions of gallons of fresh water it uses, and the amount of waste water it produces. But drilling also generates leftover dirt, rocks, and mud that gets trucked off to landfills.