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Comment by Ellen on May 12, 2013 at 11:55pm

And so it begins at Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio........Drilling forces restrictions on recreation at national forest, park in Ohio

Published: Sun, May 12, 2013 @ 12:51 p.m

Associated Press


Recreational activities are being restricted at Wayne National Forest as oil and gas drilling proceeds and coal mining is explored at the southeastern Ohio national park.



Comment by Ellen on May 12, 2013 at 11:27pm

This report should set off alarms for any American, regardless of where they sit on the ideological spectrum, and regardless of how they feel about fracking or oil and gas in general. Our national forests.........treasured, special places that belong to all of us, that shouldn't be sold out or despoiled for private interest

Sat, 2013-04-27 08:00Ben Jervey

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Fracking Our National Parks: America's Best Idea Threatened By Oil and Gas Addiction

Teddy Roosevelt must be rolling over in his grave. Elkhorn Ranch, where the great Republican conservationist sat on his porch overlooking the Little Missouri River and conceived his then-progressive theories of conservation, is at risk of being despoiled by fracking


Comment by Ellen on March 7, 2013 at 10:32pm

So safe. Just 2 hours away from me.

Questions Linger in Ohio Fracking Waste Spill

February 11, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The unlawful disposal of thousands of gallons of fracking waste in Ohio is drawing the ire of residents and environmental groups. The Ohio EPA is investigating the intentional dumping of an estimated 20,000 gallons of crude oil and brine into a storm drain in Youngstown by Hard Rock Excavating. The incident occurred on Jan. 31, but was not reported for five days. Julian Boggs, state policy advocate with Environment Ohio, said it was a company whistleblower, not state regulators, who uncovered the violation. Fracking opponents criticized state regulators for not disclosing details about the quantity of waste or the chemicals involved in the spill.



Comment by Ellen on March 7, 2013 at 9:58am

Have safely been fracking in Indiana for 60 years....I don't think so knowing the industry has kept the  public from viewing cases sealed  when energy companies settled lawsuits with landowners. If it's so safe, let the public review all the cases.


3/4/2012 6:19:00 AM New Indiana law outlines fracking codes
Mike Lewis, Times-Mail

BEDFORD — A bill authored by Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, and signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels puts rules on a drilling procedure known as fracking.

Hydraulic fracturing uses water, sand and chemical additives under pressure to release oil and gas from shale. The technique has sparked environmental concerns and controversy in some areas, where people say that it has polluted groundwater supplies.

“It is the additives that have caused concern in some states,” Koch said. “We have been safely fracking in Indiana for 60 years.”

Koch said fracking, horizontal drilling and shale gas discoveries “have been game-changes for American energy independence, and can make us a net energy exporter in just a few years.


Comment by Ellen on March 7, 2013 at 8:51am

And so it begins.

Published: March 7, 2013 7:21 a.m.

Ind. firm searching for oil pins hopes on Cass Co.

Comment by Ellen on January 30, 2013 at 2:20am

People, and their livelihoods(dairy farming, organic farming, etc.) are being harmed by shale gas production. Frack Waste is radioactive. Moratorium Now - FRAC ACT Now - More Solar and Wind, Please!



Comment by Ellen on January 16, 2013 at 2:09pm

Comment by Ellen on January 14, 2013 at 1:55pm

Action against 1,230-mile Appalachia-to-Texas (ATEX) Express Pipeline bully tactics, and Ohio farmer David Hyde, as well as Indiana farmers, property owners. Hyde said the company began surveying his land without notifying him or asking permission, and contentious negotiations ensued. Ultimately Hyde said the company sought restraining orders against him and his mother and they ended up before a judge. Eminent domain laws were put in place for public utilities, but now we have these private for-profit companies coming in here using these laws to their advantage.


Comment by Ellen on November 3, 2012 at 8:07pm


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has been withholding information about water contamination related to natural gas drilling in the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations, according to the sworn testimony of a DEP employee.

DEP’s Oil and Gas Division has procedures in place that purposely remove from lab reports water contaminants for certain heavy metals.

DEP lab conducting the water testing would assign a special code to the lab tests of fracking victims, specifically screening out results for toxins that are associated with drilling in the Marcellus Shale.



Comment by Ellen on April 30, 2012 at 8:20pm

Newspapers Get Support From Doctors, Scientists and Advocates in Fr...



In a court case over gas industry secrecy, doctors, scientists, researchers and advocates are lending support to newspapers fighting for access to information that could shed light on the health impacts of gas development, including the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing or fracking.


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