Communities Seek Ways to Override State Control of Oil and Gas

At first this Plain Dealer article seems a really ‘bad’ one to post into a blog.  It is, however, like it or not, a good read on the history and real issues facing communities, industry, state and citizens right now.  How some Continue reading Communities Seek Ways to Override State Control of Oil and Gas

Are Proposed Ohio DNR Rules for Drilling Injection Wells Too Weak or Just Missing the Bigger Environmental Policy Issue?

The Columbus Dispatch recently wrote an article focused on criticisms of regulation of fracking wastewater disposal. Environmentalists opposing the new proposed Ohio DNR deep well injection rules for the oil & gas sector is not unexpected.  What is missing is Continue reading Are Proposed Ohio DNR Rules for Drilling Injection Wells Too Weak or Just Missing the Bigger Environmental Policy Issue?

New Report Points to Shale Fracking Wastewater Disposal as Key Water Resource Protection Issue

A new study conducted by Stony Brook University found that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing wells producing natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region presents risks from salts and radioactive materials that are “several orders of magnitude Continue reading New Report Points to Shale Fracking Wastewater Disposal as Key Water Resource Protection Issue