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Fracking Operations Drawing Closer To Columbus

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The "Road to Riches" at the entrance of the Knox County drilling site. This is the closest fracking well to Columbus.
12:20PM
May
18, 2012

Now, a few oil and gas companies are moving their fracking operations west, closer to Columbus to look for potential riches. The latest well is being drilled in an area less than an hour from Columbus.

House Lawmakers Vote On Great Lakes Compact Compromise

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A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
5:20AM
April
25, 2012

Lawmakers on the House Agriculture committee voted strictly along party lines to approve the deal that would put into effect in Ohio the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement signed in 2005 by eight states and two Canadian provinces seeks to protect the Great Lakes from massive withdrawals of water.

Sierra Club Sues ODNR For Drilling Documents

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:24AM
April
10, 2012

The environmental group says it hasn’t received public records on a plan to drill for oil and gas in state parks more than six months after first filing the request with the Department of Natural Resources.