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9:20 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Advocacy Group Concerned About Ohio Fracking Waste

A Pennsylvania gas well.
Credit Gerry Dincher / Flickr/Creative Commons

An advocacy group says hundreds of millions of gallons of fracking waste is being dumped into oil and gas disposal wells without strong oversight. But the state stands by the strength of its program.

Ohio Citizen Action—a grassroots anti-pollution group—says the state’s inspections of injection wells are inconsistent. These are wells used to dispose of oil and gas drilling waste.

Nathan Rutz with Ohio Citizen Action adds that the U.S. EPA should do a better job at keeping the state inspectors in line.

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5:57 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Potential Energy Boom Worries Environmental Activists

The presence of what could be massive amounts of oil and natural gas in shale deposits throughout Ohio has brought a gold-rush type interest in parts of the state.

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