A list of toxic chemicals used by Ohio shale drillers must be made available locally to governments, first responders and residents under a new state directive.
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio - The hot button topic of fracking was addressed at a community meeting in Brecksville Saturday.
Fracking continues to be an issue in Ohio and Mothers Against Drilling In Our Neighborhoods (M.O.D.I.O.N.) held a public discussion about the drilling for oil and gas.
Dozens of people packed the Brecksville library to hear from a panel of experts about the impact of drilling on the environment and their neighborhoods.
Attorney William Dubanevich pointed out that some homeowners are having a problem with the effects fracking can have on water. "People's water supply will be impacted... can't drink with it, can't cook with it," Dubanevich said.
The meeting comes as the state considers taxing oil companies. Ohio Governor John Kasich says he wants to hike oil and gas drilling taxes and the proceeds would go toward an income tax cut.
Amish communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania are debating a temptation -- the large cash royalties that can come with the boom in oil and gas drilling from the technology known as fracking.
A northeast Ohio businessman and one of his employees have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they violated the Clean Water Act by repeatedly dumping gas-drilling wastewater into a storm sewer.
Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act after at least 20,000 gallons of gas-drilling waste was dumped into a river tributary.
Contaminated wastes from a boom in oil and natural gas drilling would face new testing, reporting and tracking requirements before going to Ohio landfills under proposal developed by three state agencies over the past several months.
The new movie "Promised Land" digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that's generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy.
Anti-drilling demonstrators say a new movie is inspiring a protest in Youngstown, where deep injection of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing was linked to a series of earthquakes.
A Maryland man faces two misdemeanor charges after chaining himself to a gate at a northeast Ohio deep-injection well in order to block trucks carrying wastewater from oil and gas drilling.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday issued an executive order that immediately imposed new state regulations on deep-injection wells used to dispose of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling.
A representative of Ohio's oil and gas industry says the policy debate over hydraulic fracturing in the state is unlikely to end with Gov. John Kasich's signing of new drilling rules.