Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Ohio Resumes Permitting for Injection Wells

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio began issuing its first new permits Tuesday for deep injection of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling since a New Year's Eve quake in Youngstown prompted an unofficial statewide moratorium. 
Rick Simmers, head of the state's Division of Oil and Gas Resources, said the first four new permits went out Tuesday to sites in Athens, Portage and Washington counties. He said another 28 sites will be permitted in small batches of five or under in coming months.
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