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Lupo no stranger to ODNR

February 15, 2013

WARREN — Eight times since 1998, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ordered Youngs-town businessman Ben Lupo to suspend operations at his injection wells....

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Feb-15-13 1:34 PM

Close monitoring of sites and accurate logging of every gallon of waste, where it goes, treated ... All the laws in the world don't mean squat without vigilant watchdog system in place. People running these gas operations can't be trusted to police themselves. Bottom line to frackers, is $$$$$.

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Feb-15-13 12:42 PM

The GOP legislature will give whatever these frackers want..too many $'s to be made. The Gov is awful quiet on this.

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Feb-15-13 11:00 AM

If this man had all these previous charges, how was he granted a permit for the Salt Springs operation?

On top of the fines and jail time, if I were the judge, I'd make him pay continuance of full salary and benefits to his former employees until they find another job. Don't know if that's a legal option or not, but his employees shouldn't suffer for his dishonest and illegal actions.

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Feb-15-13 7:39 AM

A fine would be appropirate for an accidental discharge of a pollutant but for someone who willfully discharges a pollutant into the enviroment they should have their operation shut down and face serious jail time.Especially a repeat offender like the accused.

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Feb-15-13 7:39 AM

Too many slaps on the wrist for Lupo. New laws with serious jail time and very large fines are needed to deal with such a scumbag.

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Feb-15-13 6:37 AM

The only law we need to change is that when an operator is caught deliberately violating waste control standards, they will receive max penalties.

Get caught a second time, then "you'll never work in dis business again"! Jimmy Buffett

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Feb-15-13 4:04 AM

Oooops! Forgot to put that first paragraph in quotes. :(

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Feb-15-13 4:02 AM

Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine has said he agrees tougher laws are needed for those involved in the oil and gas industry in Ohio, noting that offenders should be fined by the day for ongoing offenses.

Stronger fines? That's all?

What is needed is for these offenders to serve SERIOUS JAIL TIME.

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