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Foes challenge proposed fracking in national forest in Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio — Opponents are pushing back as a federal agency again considers requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. The Buckeye Forest Council, Sierra Club, Athens County Fracking Action Networks and other advocacy groups have called for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to conduct a “full-scale environmental report” before allowing drilling ...

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Editorial: Don’t cry for them (oil refineries)

Oil refiners have their britches in a twist over new regulations designed to curb their toxic air emissions. Crocodile tears. The oil industry has reaped record profits in recent years, while for decades refineries have foisted polluting toxic substances on the neighborhoods where some of America’s poorest citizens live. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling for refiners to install ...

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Oil industry frets about another lost decade: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – Oil is an inherently cyclical business. The point is remarkably simple but it is amazing how often it gets forgotten by forecasters and investors. In the century and a half since the modern oil industry was founded with the drilling of Edwin Drake’s well in ...

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More job cuts in Ohio

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One Ohio manufacturing company associated with the oil and gas industry will be cutting jobs due to the downturn that has impacted the industry for several months. Vallourec Star LP has announced that due to the weak demand for its products, high inventory and sales being extremely low when compared to last year, it has no other option but to ...

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Environmental groups sue California oil and gas regulators

SAN FRANCISCO — California environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against state oil and gas regulators seeking to halt illegal oil-industry dumping into drinking-water aquifers The lawsuit was filed by Thursday in a Northern California court by Earthjustice on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club. California’s oil-and-gas regulators acknowledge they give oil companies thousands of permits ...

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