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New Archive December 12

Ohio city council opposes injection well

San Francisco Chronicle - Dec 4, 2013

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A city council in southeastern Ohio is the second public body to oppose a proposed well for gas-drilling wastewater in the region. Citing public health concerns, the Athens City Council voted to support the county commission's objection ...

City Council takes stand against injection well

Athens NEWS - Dec 4, 2013

Athens City Council unanimously resolved Monday night to join opposition to the state's granting of a permit for a new oil and gas drilling waste injection well for eastern Athens County near Torch. The West Virginia-based K&H Partners submitted a permit ...

Athens Council Opposes Proposed Troy Twp. Injection Well

WOUB - Dec 3, 2013

Athens City Council voted Monday to support the county commissioners' objection to the proposed K&H Partners injection well, citing public health concerns. On Sept. 9, the Athens County Commissioners sent a letter to the Underground Injection Control ...

 

Editorial: Resolve the fracking-earthquake debate

Dallas Morning News - Dec 6, 2013

The Eagle Mountain Lake area, northwest of Fort Worth, has been rattled to its foundations by a recent swarm of earthquakes, 23 in the past month alone. Given the area's high concentration of natural-gas drilling operations, the state and federal governments ...

As Texas Towns Shake, Regulators Sit Still

StateImpact Texas - Dec 6, 2013

Update: The USGS is reporting that another earthquake struck Azle late Saturday night, measuring 3.6. That would tie for the strongest quake to hit the area since the swarm began last month. Original Story: After twenty minor earthquakes in a month, residents ...

 

As North Texas Shakes, Regulators Sit Still

MyHighPlains - Dec 6, 2013

Residents are looking for answers after nearly 20 small earthquakes — likely caused by a byproduct of oil and gas drilling — struck outside of Fort Worth last month. But they probably won't learn much from the agency that oversees drilling in Texas.

USGS sending instruments to record Texas quakes

Environment & Energy Publishing - Dec 6, 2013

The U.S. Geological Survey is sending four seismic recorders to Texas to record activity in an area where local leaders worry that drilling processes are causing earthquakes. The portable recorders are to be deployed around the town of Azle by scientists from ...

 

Researchers Link Earthquakes In Texas To Fracking Process

ThinkProgress - Dec 6, 2013

Researchers at Southern Methodist University have linked a string of 2009 and 2010 earthquakes in Texas to the injection of fracking wastewater into the ground, according to a new study. The researchers examined the group of more than 50 earthquakes ...

Shaking in Texas makes officials worry about injection from drilling

Environment & Energy Publishing - Dec 5, 2013

AZLE, Texas -- To Rochelle Clark, the earthquake sounded like a thud. She thought it was her sons horsing around in an upstairs bedroom at her home just off the main highway here. Eva Garcia, who runs a beauty shop around the corner from Clark's home, ...

 

ODNR analysis of quake hazards leaves much to be desired Athens NEWS

They have identified active faults in the area (i.e. southeast Ohio in general), but not any inactive faults near the well that could be activated with the injection of ...

 

State OKs K&H injection well; second permit needed to open Athens NEWS

An injection well for storing wastewater from oil-and-gas drilling operations, which triggered ... A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources noted ...