Gas Drilling

Health, Science & The Environment
7:08 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ohio National Forest OKs Natural Gas Drilling

The U.S. Forest Service says the shale drilling technique for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing can take place in a national forest in southeast Ohio.

The Forest Service released its report Monday after a study of a land and resource management plan drafted in 2006 for the Wayne National Forest.

Forest Supervisor Anne Carey says that plan can adequately address any damage and risks to the forest from the gas extraction method also known as fracking.

She also says a new environmental impact study is not needed.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon August 20, 2012

WYSO Weekend: August 19, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 19, 2012 including the following stories: 

-Vitruvian Brew Co Opening In Yellow Springs, Community Voices producer Jennifer Carlson

-New Ohio Guide: Neil Armstrong Museum, by Aileen LeBlanc

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Statewide News
5:26 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Energy bill sent to governor, but disclosure rules in it are still angering some

The legislature has passed a package that sets new regulations on oil and natural gas drillers who are rushing into Ohio to explore the state’s big Utica and Marcellus shale deposits.

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5:23 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Ohio doctors can't reveal gas drilling chemicals to public

Doctors given new access to the proprietary chemical recipes that oil and gas drillers use to crack into Ohio shale would be prohibited from sharing the information with the public under an energy proposal moving through the Ohio House.

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Statewide News
1:04 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

300-Foot Buffer Proposed for Ohio Park Drilling

Gerry Dincher

Proposed rules for allowing drilling in Ohio's state parks would require natural gas and oil companies to stay at least 300 feet - the length of a football field - from campgrounds, certain waterways and sites deemed historically or archeologically valuable.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Thursday that the proposals for drilling leases also include an 89-page list of "best management practices."

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