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Ill. judge weighs request for injunction to halt fracking rules ($)
An Illinois circuit court judge is expected to rule by Friday on a request by opponents of hydraulic fracturing to block rules filed with the state last week that pave the way for oil and gas companies to seek drilling permits.
Fracking industry suing over drilling bans
As fracking spreads in the United States, voters in more and more cities are banning drilling, waste disposal and other practices associated with deep-shale oil and gas wells.
Fracking waste lawsuit waged
A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Franklin County court claims Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources illegally approved 23 fracking waste facilities, including one in Coshocton County and three in Muskingum County.
Oil and Gas Task Force grapples with local control
With environmental groups rallying outside Thursday, the governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force grappled with matters of local control that sparked controversy in multiple Northern Colorado communities this year, including Fort Collins.
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