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Patriot case to be heard today

April 24, 2012 Patriot Water Treatment LLC has a hearing today in Columbus before the Environmental Review Appeals Commission — the next step in the company’s fight to resume sending treated brine water to Warren. more »»

Shale water testing discussed

April 24, 2012 WINDSOR — Residents gathered at the Windsor Community Center here Monday evening to learn about water testing that could protect their rights in the event of contamination from drillin. more »»

Quakes not isolated to Youngstown

April 23, 2012 A report issued this month suggests the Mahoning Valley’s earthquakes may not be the isolated, random phenomenon previously suspecte. more »»

EPA targets fracking emissions

April 19, 2012 The Obama administration is issuing the first national standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but not without... more »»

Sun. 4:07pm: Expert says all Pa. oil, gas waste needs treatment

April 15, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former top environmental official says Pennsylvania's successful efforts to keep Marcellus Shale wastewater away from drinking water supplies should be extended to all other oil... more »»

Thu. 11am: Catskill Mountains town bans fracking

April 12, 2012 OLIVE, N.Y. (AP) — The Town of Olive in the Catskill Mountains is the latest community in New York to ban to natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. more »»

Thu. 11:18am: 300-foot buffer proposed for Ohio park drilling

April 12, 2012 COLUMBUS (AP) — Proposed rules for allowing drilling in Ohio's state parks would require natural gas and oil companies to stay at least 300 feet — the length of a football field — from campgrounds,... more »»

BP outlines drilling plans

April 10, 2012 VIENNA — A short drive to Salem starting today will set 1,954 owners of some 84,000 Trumbull County acres on a lifelong journey that is expected to take much of the Mahoning Valley’s economy along... more »»

Drilling protest

April 8, 2012 BAZETTA — At least two dozen protesters from Trumbull and Mahoning counties marched across Mosquito Lake Dam and up to the state park offices Saturday, calling attention to what they described as... more »»

Workers wanted

April 5, 2012 Daniel Limbeck said he’s hoping his visit to Packard Music Hall in Warren on Wednesday gives him the “much-needed” edge to start ove. more »»

Report: Ohio wells producing

April 3, 2012 COLUMBUS — Natural gas wells using the drilling method known as hydraulic fracturing are producing at a much higher rate than traditional wells, according to the first look at production figures fro... more »»

Mathews part of natural gas agreement

April 3, 2012 VIENNA — An agreement between a multi-national energy company and a local landowners group for the right to drill for natural gas should benefit a local school district. more »»

Patriot to close doors

March 31, 2012 WARREN — Patriot Water Treatment President Andrew Blocksom announced Friday that as of midnight today the company will issue two-week notices to all of their 25 employees, as the facility prepares t... more »»

Eye on our roads

March 29, 2012 Engineer Randy Smith says discussions he’s had with two gas and oil well drilling companies expected to drill in Trumbull County were not ‘‘pro-fracking or anti-fracking discussions, it was simply... more »»

Patriot: Ruling may close plant

March 29, 2012 WARREN — A decision from the Environmental Review Appeals Commission could be the death blow for Patriot Water Treatment Co., a spokesman said Wednesday. more »»

Infrastructure protection sought

March 28, 2012 WARREN — Gas and oil well drilling companies say activity could begin in Trumbull County as soon as sometime in the next six weeks, according to the Trumbull County Engineer’s Office. more »»

Influx of cash could boost area economy

March 28, 2012 WARREN — From paying off childrens’ college costs to boosting the area’s attractiveness to retailers and creating a market for natural gas-powered vehicles, the potential signing of gas drilling... more »»

BP sheds light on prep work

March 28, 2012 Although an agreement was reached Monday between BP and a local group of Trumbull County landowners, development of the acreage and drilling activity will take some time. more »»

Building on shale:

March 28, 2012 WARREN — The company that owns the former Chase building downtown is negotiating with a company involved with the shale industry to lease at least one floor of the seven-story building. more »»



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