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Why fracking matters to the New York Primary

Although it won’t be on the ballot, the New York primary could become a referendum on fracking. With passions running high both for and against the technology used to produce oil and natural gas, the candidates’ positions on fracking could affect the New York primary’s outcome. Both Democrat candidates oppose fracking. In the seventh debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders stated he ...

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Plan delays Ohio renewable energy targets another 3 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An as-yet-to-be-introduced bill that would extend a freeze on Ohio’s renewable-energy requirements for an additional three years is already drawing opposition. State Sen. Bill Seitz, a Cincinnati Republican, said the draft legislation circulated last week tacks another three years onto a current two-year delay in phasing in state targets for use of solar, wind and other ...

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Ohio regulators near decisions on FirstEnergy, AEP rate deals

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio utility regulators are nearing decisions on two proposed energy deals that have sparked fierce debate among consumer, business and environmental advocates. The power purchase agreements submitted separately in December by Akron-based FirstEnergy and Columbus-based AEP have been the subject of television ad wars, email-writing campaigns, apps and web sites and mountains of written testimony. The ...

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Analysis: Expect confrontation at tonight’s GOP debate with Kasich part of the fight

BOULDER, Colo. — For the past month, John Kasich has lamented that the last Republican presidential debate was merely a “demolition derby” that pushed him to the grandstands because he refused to take part. Now the Ohio governor seemingly has kicked out the glass of his campaign car and is revving up the engine for tonight’s debate in the Coors ...

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Ohio tax panel: Go slow with oil and gas industry

COLUMBUS — The oil and gas market remains too volatile to consider an immediate tax hike on an industry that Gov. John Kasich has repeatedly said was getting a great deal in Ohio, an informal legislative panel said Thursday. The panel, part of the broader 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission, had been working behind closed doors with the industry. The ...

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Ohio lawmakers studying frack tax meet for first time

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The 2020 Tax Policy Study Commission will meet this morning for the first time, 21 days after its deadline to produce a recommendation to the House and Senate on a new severance tax for shale fracking. The seven-member commission is tasked with looking at the entire state tax code and eventually recommending changes to how Ohio funds governmental services. But ...

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Panel slated to address Ohio fracking tax hike kicks off

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A study panel charged with addressing Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) proposed tax hike on oil and gas drillers has scheduled its first formal meeting. The 2020 Tax Policy Commission was established in the last two-year state operating budget to review Ohio’s tax code for a potential overhaul. When Kasich’s proposal for the tax hike on hydraulic fracturing ...

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