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Environmentalists Ask For Answers In EPA Resignation

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George Elmaraghy has been with the Ohio EPA for 38 years. He says he was forced to resign because of pressure from the coal industry.
7:31AM
August 21, 2013

Some environmental group are asking the Ohio EPA to weigh in on accusations that a top manager resigned because of pressure from the coal industry.

Fracking Opponents Put Off Referendum On New Drilling Rules

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Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
7:30AM
June
22, 2012

Environmental activists have criticized Ohio’s new rules governing drilling as being too weak, but they will not mount an effort to put the rules before voters this fall.

Watershed Managers Halt Water Sales To Frackers

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Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," has opened up new drilling possibilities in Ohio and other states around the country.
12:47PM
June
8, 2012

Environmentalists and others raised concerns about the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District selling water to drillers.