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Ohio's rules on fracking and earthquakes are a first
Ohio may be setting a national precedent with new rules imposed on those drilling near fault lines
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


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National geology and energy experts see Ohio’s new policies on fracking as a significant change. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, one believes the state now takes a leading role on the issue.

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The state’s Department of Natural Resources broke new ground when it declared a “probable connection” between a series of earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing operations, and then created new policy based on that discovery. 


Oklahoma is the only other place in the U.S. that has also drawn a possible link between fracking and earthquakes. However, Oklahoma has yet to create any conditions for oil and gas companies based on that link. 

Scott Anderson, with the Environmental Defense Fund out of Washington, D.C., says Ohio could now lead the way on this issue. 

“I do think other states will pay close attention to what Ohio has done. There is a group of state regulators and scientists that have been meeting to discuss the best way to approach this problem and Ohio is a leader in those discussions.” 

In March, about 10 small earthquakes occurred in the Youngstown area. The company drilling in the area has been ordered to stop its fracking operation, but is allowed to extract the natural gas from its existing wells. 

 

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I'm right in the middle of the issue. Like oil independence, but hope there is pre- and current-drilling assurance re dangers from pollution, earthquakes and things unforeseen. Mother Nature is especially finicky in these times. Netter be safe than sorry.


Posted by: W.Roderic Covey (North Canton, Ohio) on April 20, 2014 11:04AM
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