Author: Julie Grant

Some Ohio Citizens Who Complained about Oil and Gas Feel ‘Abandoned’ by the State

This is part one in a 5-part series originally published by The Allegheny Front titled, “Who’s listening?” examining claims made by Ohio residents, and how state regulators have responded, supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Sears-Swetland Family Foundation. A decade ago, people in Ohio hadn’t heard much about […]

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Ohio River Compact Considers Vote to Eliminate its Pollution Standards

A multi-state commission charged with ensuring water quality in the Ohio River will consider whether to eliminate its pollution control standards at its meeting on February 14. Thousands of people have expressed opposition during a public comment period, while others argue that the regulations are redundant and have no teeth. […]

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Pipelines Fuel Concern for Waterways in Coal Country

Bordering western Pennsylvania, the landscape of eastern Ohio is changing, literally. Stretches of hillsides are being cleared of trees, to make way for well pads and pipelines. The oil and gas industry is starting to take a front seat in what’s traditionally been rural coal country. As in Pennsylvania, some […]

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