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Ohio Businessman Pleads Guilty After Dumping Fracking Wastewater Into Mahoning River

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by  JULIE CARR SMYTH COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of a Youngstown-based wastewater company pleaded guilty Monday to federal Clean Water Act violations in the dumping of thousands of gallons of fracking wastewater into a northeast Ohio storm sewer. Ben Lupo, 63, changed his earlier not guilty plea during a hearing before Judge Donald Nugent in federal court ...

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Giant Marcellus shale coming of age


By Dan Sharp for the Bismarck Tribune Not quite two years before the Civil War started, an out-of-work railway conductor named Edwin Drake brought in America’s first oil well in western Pennsylvania. Drake, who had risked every cent he had to help fund the venture, hit oil at 69 feet. Not only was his 1859 discovery just in time to ...

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Plea change hearing for Ohio wastewater official


CLEVELAND (AP) — A change of plea hearing has been set for the former senior official of a northeast Ohio wastewater company charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act. Authorities allege that Ben Lupo ordered an employee at Hardrock Excavating LLC to repeatedly dump gas-drilling wastewater intended for an injection well into a storm sewer. Lupo has pleaded not ...

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Sunoco oil pipeline leaks in Ohio nature preserve

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Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:28pm EDT By Edward McAllister March 18 (Reuters) – A major oil pipeline owned by Sunoco Logistics Partners LP leaked thousands of gallons of crude oil into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio late on Monday. Between 7,000 and 10,000 gallons (26,000-38,000 liters) of sweet crude leaked into the Oak Glen Nature Preserve about a quarter ...

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Eco-group unveils booklet contending problems tied to shale-gas drilling in Ohio, other states

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KENT — Local anti-fracking activists Dr. Ted Voneida and George Sosebee on Thursday helped Environment Ohio unveil a new booklet on shale-drilling horror stories. The booklet on contamination, medical problems and declining property values around drilling sites was presented to the media at a chilly news conference on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Kent’s Franklin Mills River Edge ...

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