July 28, 2014

Couple Sues Ohio to Stop Fracking Beneath Lake

Couple’s suit against state’s fracking lease gets OK to proceed
By John Futty, The Columbus Dispatch, April 9, 2014

An important first step to challenge what has become a wholesale give-away of Ohio to the drilling interests

A Franklin County judge has ruled that a Guernsey County couple can move … Continue reading

Utica Shale Promises, Challenges Examined

Ohio’s Utica shale promises, challenges examined at CWRU meeting
By Alison Grant, The Plain Dealer, June 18, 2013

An earthquake that shook Youngstown on New Years Eve in 2011 was considered a rare occurrence, even as it raised concerns about seismic activity linked to the injection wells used to store … Continue reading

Ohio Fracking Boom Has NOT Brought Jobs

Did you hear the joke about how fracking creates jobs?
By John Upton, gristmill

Did you hear the joke about how fracking creates jobs?

We heard it, too. We heard it from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We heard it from the fracking industry. We heard it from Continue reading

Danger If Ohio Watershed Conservancy District Leases Reservoirs for Fracking

         Report Cites Dangers If MWCD Leases Reservoirs for Fracking: Calls for Immediate Moratorium on Fracking Wells in Watersheds with Reservoirs

CLICK HERE to download the press release as a pdf.

A report commissioned by citizens opposed to hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas has identified grave public health and environmental … Continue reading

State Fracking Regulations NOT Being Enforced

Regulatory Non-Enforcement by Design: Earthworks Shows How the Game is Played
By Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog.com, Sept. 27, 2012

Earthworks Oil and Gas Accountability Project published a scathing 124-page report this week, “Breaking All the Rules: the Crisis in Oil & Gas Regulatory Enforcement.”

The content of the report

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Ohio Lawmakers Approve New Oil and Gas Well Regulations

New regulations for the oil and gas industry in Ohio are heading to Gov. John Kasich’s desk.
By John Funk, The Plain Dealer, May 24, 2012

New regulations for the oil and gas industry in Ohio are heading to Gov. John Kasich’s desk today.

Lawmakers on Thursday approved a compromise Continue reading

Ohio Senate Passes Water-Use Bill Easily; Gov. John Kasich Will Sign It

Legislation regulating Lake Erie water sailed through the Ohio Senate
By Aaron Marshall, The Plain Dealer, May 22, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Legislation regulating Lake Erie water sailed through the Ohio Senate Tuesday and is now charting a course for Gov. John Kasich, despite concerns from critics who called the … Continue reading