The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.
Plans to allow fracking in state parks appear to be dead for now. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports that provision has been pulled from a bill making its way through the Ohio legislature.
New figures show more than 3.5 million barrels of oil and 164 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the final three months of 2014.
A fiercely divided Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the power of state-level oil and gas drilling regulations to supersede local zoning laws, dealing a major blow to local communities with bans on “fracking” and other drilling activity.
West Virginia is selling fracking rights under the Ohio River, and other states in the Ohio River Valley are keeping a close eye to see how the plan plays out.
There were four local anti-fracking measures on ballots in eastern Ohio, and the results were mixed.
A new study suggests that fracking triggered hundreds of too-small-to-be-felt earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the oil-and-gas extraction technique.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it has permitted 17 more horizontally-fracked wells in five eastern counties. The state permits allow for more oil and gas development in an area known as the Utica shale.
For many of Ohio’s rural residents, the shale boom has been a godsend of money and jobs. But for some, it’s a constant, deafening headache.
An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards near two wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages are coming down.
Big changes could be coming to Ohioâ€™s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. Itâ€™s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.