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Documents on Hydraulic Fracturing

Documents on Hydraulic Fracturing

James “Chip” Northrup put together several documents related to hydraulic fracturing– and they’re all in one location. They include economic impacts, insurance, fracking waste, and more. It’s all available right here.

EPA & Fracking

EPA & Fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has information available on their website about fracking. The EPA has been widely criticized by concerned citizens for collusion with the oil and gas industry and how little involvement the agency has regulating frackng. Here’s the EPA’s information on...

HB 165 (2010) Summary

HB 165 (2010) Summary

House Bill 165 was passed in 2010 and it altered the landscape for oil and gas drilling. This sweeping bill addressed many parts of ORC 1509 – Oil and Gas regulations. The full summary is available here.

3 State Comparison of Health & Safety Measures

3 State Comparison of Health & Safety Measures

The People’s Oil and Gas Collaborative of Ohio created a comprehensive report that compared Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas’s regulations. These states were chosen because they are the top four states with the highest number of oil and gas wells drilled. These states are also utilizing the unconventional, horizontal hydraulic fracturing techniques....

Ohio Sierra Club: Useful Data

Ohio Sierra Club: Useful Data

The Ohio Sierra Club has created an interactive online map. It displays all Water Sentinel sample data collected thus far. You can click on a point to display information about a sample or sort by conductivity level. View it here. The Ohio Sierra Club has also put together an interactive fracking map found here....

Shale Well Drilling & Permitting

Shale Well Drilling & Permitting

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a page with spreadsheets that are posted weekly containing data about the number of permits and locations of the permits in Ohio’s Marcellus and Utica shale plays. You can view the data here.