Ohio Shale Drilling Permits Sky Rocket as Potential EPA Moratorium Looms

Yahoo!: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released shale drilling lease permit figures this week. The monitoring agency issued 45 Utica shale drilling permits this year. A distinct increase in permit requests and approvals occurred from July through September with 27 permits issued to unearth natural gas. Two Democrats from the Ohio House of Representatives authored a measure seeking to halt all hydraulic fracturing activity until the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can conduct......

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