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Ohio stiffens regulations after concluding that fracking caused earthquakes

Ohio state regulators announced tough new regulations on Friday after concluding that the injection of wastewater underground as part of the controversial gas-drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” had almost certainly caused a dozen earthquakes near one well. The regulations will require well operators to supply extensive geological…

Ohioans face down fracking — and a lack of environmental oversight

“Industry likes to say, ‘We’ve been doing this for years, it’s not new technology, trust us, we know what we’re doing,’” said Brad Kelley, a professor in the Science and Technology Studies Department at Virginia Tech. “But that doesn’t mean the regulation or the oversight is really there.” Most everyone…