Links for 4/2/14: Severance Tax Concerns, New Charges in Illegal Dumping Case, and More

Ohio Gas & Oil:  Sins of Commission   -   "Last month I explained that the public record contains a variety of errors. I divided these into two categories, Sins of Omission and Sins of Commission. I then proceeded to define what I meant by..."

Energy in Depth:  Oil and Gas Development Fuels Local Business Boom in Eastern Ohio   -   "Travelers heading through eastern Ohio have long noticed a lack of hotels to accommodate them during their trek through the area. With growing shale development, however, more hotels are now opening up to..."

ProPublica:  In Fracking Fight, a Worry About How Best to Measure Health Threats   -   "There are more than 6,000 active gas wells in Pennsylvania. And every week, those drilling sites generate scores of complaints from the..."

Ohio Gas & Oil:  Noble County leases oil and gas property   -   "Noble County commissioners on Feb. 18 signed an agreement for oil and gas lease on county property with First Penn Oil and Gas LLC. The pact includes .72 acre, .015 acre and 2.84 acres in Olive Township plus 3 acres in..."

Athens County Fracking Action Network:  ACFAN files legal complaint against ODNR for public records   -   "Athens County Fracking Action Network (ACFAN) filed a mandamus legal complaint this week in Franklin County Court of Appeals against Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for failure to comply with..."

The Morning Journal:  Looming severance tax worries Marathon   -   "Marathon Petroleum Corp. might hold off developing its newly acquired property from the Columbiana County Port Authority until the state legislature decides whether..."

Ohio Gas & Oil:  ORANSCO to Monitor Ohio River for Spills   -   "The U.S. Coast Guard appears to be moving forward on a proposal related to transporting drilling waste water, also called flow back, in barges along the Ohio River. According to Jerry Schulte, of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission, the regulations for..."

Akron Beacon Journal:  Charges reduced, Athens 8 plead guilty to disorderly conduct   -   "The Eight farmers and local business leaders, who were charged with criminal trespass for blocking trucks carrying fracking waste leading to a fracking waste disposal site operated by K&H Partners of West Virginia in early February..."

Business Journal Daily:  Third Person Charged in D&L Brine Dumping Case   -   "Another employee of Hardrock Excavating LLC has been charged with criminally dumping drilling wastewater into the Mahoning River, the government..."

Alternet:  Fracking By Force: Company Wants to Force Landowners to Let Them Drill For Gas   -   "An oil company is trying to use a state law in Pennsylvania to force residents to allow drilling on their land. Hilcorp wants to drill for gas even if landowners don’t want..."

Youngstown Vindicator:  Oil boom ramps up heavy-duty truck sales   -   "John Kufleitner first saw a big upswing in heavy-duty truck sales at his Salem and Columbiana Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealerships a couple years ago. That was the “first wave” of business the owner attributed to the oil and gas industry, and it happened when oil and gas companies..."

Earthworks:  Congress Calls on EPA to Help Fracking-Affected Communities   -   "For the first time, members of Congress today called upon EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to “investigate and address the water contamination” in Dimock, Pennsylvania; Parker County, Texas; and..."
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