Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday issued an executive order that immediately enacted new state regulations on deep-injection wells used to dispose of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling.
The directive gives the Ohio Department of Natural Resources temporary authority to implement a list of rules announced after a series of Youngstown area earthquakes was tied to one such deep well.
The official order signed by Kasich says the regulations will provide the greatest degree of citizen protection possible without causing irreparable harm to an important industry.Read the rest of the article here.
View the actual order the governor signed right here:
Order Signed by Gov. John Kasich Restricting Injection Wells
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