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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Links for 2/20/14: Chevron Offers Pizza to Those Disturbed by Well Fire, Youngstown Fracking Ban Headed for Ballot (Again), and More

The Marietta Times:  Fracking views  -  Marietta City Council members heard from folks on both sides of the oil and gas horizontal hydraulic fracturing (fracking) debate during a special public meeting of council's lands, buildings and parks committee...

The Chillicothe Gazette:  County hears details on proposed pipeline projectAn underground natural gas liquids pipeline is expected to run through a small portion of Ross County as part of a 1,100-mile project involving four other states...

Business Journal Daily:  Frackfree gathers enough signatures for 3rd vote - The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee reports its members have surpassed their goal of collecting enough signatures on petitions to add a charter amendment to the May municipal ballot. The signatures will now go...

Observer-Reporter:  Chevron's solution: "Let them eat pizza"Legend has it Marie Antoinette, when told during one of France’s famines that peasants had no bread, replied, “Let them eat brioche,” or more popularly, cake. Actually, it’s unlikely...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Remains found at drilling site in Greene CountyAt a somber news conference Wednesday, state police and officials from two well companies acknowledged what the colleagues, friends and family of a missing contractor had feared for eight days: that he likely died during an explosion...

ThinkProgress:  Ohio Governor Reverses Course On Fracking In State Parks After Plan To Discredit Environmentalists LeakedAfter it was revealed that top advisers to Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) were aware of a plan crafted by the state’s Department of Natural Resources to discredit the “eco-left” over fracking in state parks, Kasich reversed course...

Herald Star:  County school officials move toward community academyThe Jefferson County Governing Board took several steps closer to the creation of the Utica Shale Academy of Ohio Tuesday by agreeing to lease a building...

Columbus Business First:  Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Partners securing another $1.25 billion to spend in Utica shaleAubrey McClendon keeps on heaving money into the Utica shale play.  The former Chesapeake Energy Corp.leader’s new venture is securing an additional $1.25 billion in financing to spend in the region. That would...

Energy Tomorrow:  Our bright unconventional energy pictureThe outlook for U.S. energy from shale and other tight-rock formations just keeps improving. Two new assessments...

Energy in Depth:  Putting water use into perspective in the Utica shaleIt’s no secret the development of the Utica Shale requires oil and natural gas companies to utilize water for hydraulic fracturing. In fact, the average hydraulic fracturing job requires between three and five million gallons...

Akron Beacon Journal:  Two Ohio legislators seek hearings on Kasich, ODNR, drillersState Representatives Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) today called on the Speaker of the House to hold legislative hearings to determine whether the Governor and...

The Coloradoan:  CSU study: Methane in water not linked to frackingIs there methane in Weld County’s water?  A new study by CSU researchers indicates there is, but it’s not the same methane for which companies are drilling.  Few issues in the natural gas arena are as controversial...

Akron Beacon Journal:  Member of 'Athens Eight' to get Ohio stewardship award - Kip Rondy, co-owner of Green Edge Gardens, and one of those recently arrested for blocking the K&H Injection Well in Athens County's Troy Township, is this year’s recipient...


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