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Fracking Linked to Earthquakes in Ohio

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Briana Mordick, Staff Scientist, San Francisco:The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced today that recent earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were likely caused by hydraulic fracturing.  A series of earthquakes up to magnitude 3.0 struck on March 10th and 11th in Mahoning County near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. A...

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:58 PM

Ohio links fracking to earthquakes, announces tougher rules

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Recent small earthquakes in Ohio were likely triggered by fracking, state regulators said on Friday, a new link that could have implications for oil and gas drilling in the Buckeye State and beyond.

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:51 PM
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Ohio Earthquakes Linked To Fracking, A First For Region

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.A state investigation of five small tremors last month in the Youngstown area, in the Appalachian foothills, found the inject...

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:50 PM

National Briefing | Midwest: Ohio: Geologists Link Earthquakes to Gas Drilling

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State geologists have tied quakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading Ohio to issue new permit conditions on Friday in certain areas.

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:50 PM

New Attack Threatens Clean Energy Law in Ohio

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Pierre Bull, Policy Analyst, Air & Energy, New York City:A small minority of Ohio lawmakers have fashioned a new attempt to stop clean energy investment in the state by suspending the goals in the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard (AEPS), which aims to provide more energy efficiency opportunities for consumers...

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on Apr 03, 2014 at 02:53 AM

Northern Ohio Receives Four EPA Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants (IL)

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For Immediate Release No. 14-OPA077 Northern Ohio Receives Four EPA Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants LAKEWOOD (March 18, 2014) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants tot...

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on Mar 18, 2014 at 04:25 PM
Energy Efficiency & Dem...

Energy Efficiency & Demand Response Keep Power Flowing in Extreme Weather

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Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago:Something extraordinary occurred this winter that kept the lights on and people warm during record-breaking cold. Energy efficiency and demand response emerged to save the day, preventing potentially life-threatening power shortages across much of the Midwest and Northeast.  The subzero weather strained...

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on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Ohio State University Field...

Ohio State University Fields Electric Motorcycle Race Team

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College ain't what it used to be, and that's a good thing at the Ohio State University where students are building an all-electric TTXGP racing motorcycle!The post Ohio State University Fields Electric Motorcycle Race Team appeared first on Gas 2.

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on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:25 PM
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Ohio earthquakes rattle up concerns about fracking

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A fracking operation at the eastern border of Ohio remained closed Wednesday, two days after a string of earthquakes stirred some people from their sleep and prompted state regulators to investigate whether the shale-drilling may have been a cause.

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on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Ohio Looks at Whether Fracking Led to 2 Quakes

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Ohio officials said that an oil and gas well near the site of two small earthquakes was undergoing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, when the quakes occurred.

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on Mar 14, 2014 at 07:20 PM