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The War On Coal In Ohio

8:58AM
August
15, 2012

Backers of both President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney have been running Ohio ads attacking the other candidate’s position on coal.

Tree-Killing Beetle Found In 2 More Ohio Counties

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The Emerald Ash Borer
11:13PM
April 7, 2012

A wood-boring beetle that can kill ash trees and has been found throughout Ohio now has been confirmed in two more eastern Ohio counties.

Natural Gas Report Shows Productivity In Utica Shale

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Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
6:57AM
April 3, 2012

The figures reported by natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy to state regulators show five Ohio wells producing 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas last year.

Shells Picks Pennsylvania For “Cracker” Plant

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An ethylene cracking plant in Singapore.
8:23AM
March
16, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich lobbied hard for the plant, which will “crack” natural gas compounds into other products.

Two Natural Gas Plants Coming To Eastern Ohio

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Natural gas processing plants will be built in eastern Ohio.
11:19AM
March 14, 2012

Three natural gas companies are investing $900 million on a natural gas processing plant and another plant natural gas liquids such as propane.

Critics Welcome “Fracking” Jobs, Still Call For Regulation

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The shaded areas show the extent of shale formations that geologists say are trapping massive deposits of oil and natural gas.
7:51AM
February 29, 2012

The report from the Ohio Shale Coalition predicts 65,000 jobs from oil and natural gas drilling. Critics cede that fracking will bring jobs, but they say that’s even more reason for tighter regulations.