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Drilliers, Environmentalists React To New “Fracking” Policy

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Wells like this one where new drilling techniques are used will be regulated under new rules passed by Ohio lawmakers.
8:29AM
April
15, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is now requiring oil and drilling companies to implement seismic monitoring policies if they want to frack near a fault line or an area known for seismic activity.

Energy Company Argues State Law Supersedes Local Drilling Rules

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Pro- and anti-drilling forces believe the case could set a national legal precedent on local laws restricting drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing.
8:46AM
February
26, 2014

Beck Energy Corp. is accused of violating 11 local ordinances when it drilled a well near Akron. But the company says they stayed within state law, which should trump any local ordinances.

Document Shows ODNR Marketing Industry It Regulates

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan to educate Ohioans about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in state parks. That plan categorized groups in the state as allies and adversaries; and warned that the department’s efforts would be met with “zealous resistance by environmental activists.”
9:53AM
February
18, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan to educate Ohioans about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in state parks, that warned the department’s efforts would be met with “zealous resistance by environmental activists.”

Cold Weather Complicates Already-Tight Propane Supply

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Census data indicates about 6 percent of Ohio households are heated primarily using propane, most of them rural homes.
9:28AM
January
21, 2014

A tight supply of propane is causing concerns for rural Ohio residents who use the fuel to heat their homes, and the governor has relaxed some delivery restrictions to help expedite propane gas shipments.

Ohio Man Charged With Dumping Drilling Waste In Local Waterway

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9:41AM
October
18, 2013

Federal prosecutors have charged a man with illegally dumping gas drilling waste into a tributary of the Chagrin River in northeast Ohio.

Anti-Fracking Item Won’t Be On Athens City Ballot

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Fracking well
12:00PM
September
23, 2013

The fall ballot in one southeastern Ohio city won’t include an initiative seeking to ban the controversial high-pressure oil and gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Former Energy Secretary Calls For Natural Gas and Wind Energy

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Former head of the U.S. Energy Dept, Steven Chu talks about energy sources like natural gas and windmills.
11:19AM
September
18, 2013

A large group of energy insiders gathered in Columbus to learn more about the advances in natural gas. The keynote speaker was former U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu.

Shale Drilling Creates Tax Revenue, Few Jobs

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:30AM
August
23, 2013

A new report out of Cleveland State University shows shale drilling has provided an economic boost for several counties around Ohio this year. But it says the drilling boom has not yet had a big impact on jobs.

Construction Begins On Eastern Ohio Pipeline

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10:31AM
August
5, 2013

Work on an underground pipeline to transport liquid petroleum products across Ohio has begun in Muskingum County and other portions of Eastern Ohio.

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

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:28AM
July
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.