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4 states confirm water pollution from drilling

Associated Press review of complaints casts doubt on industry view that it rarely happens. PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely...

Greening Your Portfolio – group meeting disc...

Sunday, March 23 at a general meeting of Licking County Concerned Citizens for Health and Environment: Kristy Etling, CRPC from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management led a discussion of value-based investing.   She provided a systematic approach illustrated with this process:               Links and Information Resources: •       Merrill Lynch GWM,  A Transforming World, Research...

Radioactive Waste Booms With Oil as U.S. States We...

Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping and states debate how much landfills can safely take. State regulators are caught between environmental and public health groups demanding more regulation and the industry, which says it’s already taking proper precautions. As scientists debate the impact of small amounts of radiation on...

Wastewater from W.Va. spill sent to Ohio, NC

Other wastewater was sent this week to North Carolina and Ohio treatment plants. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Wastewater containing a chemical that spilled into the water supply for 300,000 West Virginians is heading to Ohio and North Carolina. State Department of Environmental Protection spokeswoman Kelley Gillenwater says Freedom Industries started sending wastewater to an Ohio underground injection control well site this...

Long road ahead to restore Oak Glen Nature Preserv...

It was late evening on March 17 when neighbors reported smelling diesel near the Oak Glen Nature Preserve in Colerain Township. An underground pipeline run by a Sunoco subsidiary had ruptured and oil was oozing down a hillside creek, collecting in a pond and threatening to seep into the Great Miami River.      Rings of oil still encircle trees in the marshy pond. Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU   A month...

There is no reason to slash Ohio’s sound measures ...

EDITORIAL by the Toledo Blade Don’t lower the standards A good state law requires Ohio utilities to generate 25 percent of their electricity sales from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025. Utilities also must adopt energy-efficiency measures aimed at cutting electricity consumption in the state by 22 percent in the same period. Since the clean-energy law was enacted in 2008, it has helped promote an...

Ohio voters favor green energy, efficiency and pol...

“The findings present a very clear picture of where Ohioans stand when it comes to energy policy,” David Metz, principal, FM3 polling company. COLUMBUS, Ohio  — Ohioans overwhelmingly favor replacing coal-fired power plants with wind farms and solar arrays, and requiring utilities to help customers use less electricity, a poll released Wednesday has found. The random telephone survey of 600 Ohio voters...

Citigroup Says the ‘Age of Renewables’ Has Begun...

Investment bank Citi says solar and wind are competing on costs with fossil fuels in the U.S. Investment banking giant Citigroup has hailed the start of the “age of renewables” in the United States, the world’s biggest electricity market, saying that solar and wind energy are becoming competitive with natural gas peaking and baseload plants. In a major new analysis released last week, Citi says the big decision-makers...