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BREAKING NEWS: Federal charges to be filed in Youngstown brine dumping case

Published: Thu, February 14, 2013 @ 9:03 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — There will be a news conference today at 1 p.m. in Youngstown to announce federal charges being filed in relation to the dumping of brine and drilling mud into a tributary of the Mahoning River in Youngstown on Jan. 31.

On hand will be U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul J. Gains, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director Jim Zehringer and representatives from the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies.

The conference is to be at the park at B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave.


1RTS1416(117 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

The EPA and ODNR are not going to tolerate this type of behavior. There are regulations in place to deal with this industry. Mr Hagan and all of his worshipers need to worry about problems that they can do something about and let the appropriate people handle these situations.

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2zorrogirl(12 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Hope Lupo and all those involved are in jail today. They arrested people peacefully protesting at D&L (and boy don't they look like geniuses, now) immediately, while Lupo has been walking around free. That said, just want to point out that it doesn't matter how strict OH regulations are. Incidents like this both intentional and unintentional plague this industry. Thousands of violations in neighboring PA alone. Of course, it's all too late when discovered after the fact. Strict regulations and enforcement are good and needed, but they won't save us from this industry and the damage it does.

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3walter_sobchak(2591 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Your right to peacefully protest does not give you the right to impede others from legally accessing their property or conducting their business. And, if you believe you need saved from this industry, park your car and ride a horse, heat your home with something other than natural gas, throw away your cellphone, computer, water bottles, grocery bags and anything else that uses plastics.

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4Letstryagain(215 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Zorrogirl -

This is not in defense of the individuals involved in this action, but you cannot stretch what one does and presume it is rampant across the industry.

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5Tigerlily(509 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

walter-sobchak, why don't you also drink the fracking fluid halliburton says is drinkable now.

We need water to live more than heat. Uneducated industry lapdog. How much you have invested?

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6walter_sobchak(2591 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I'm not quite sure how much I am invested in the industry as my holdings are in ETF's and I don't bother to read the annual reports. But, I would hope I am heavily invested in the oil and gas industry as there is good profit to be made. I have no problem with Halliburton; they provide services for a variety of industries. But, they were at one time led by Darth Vader. I wouldn't consider myself an uneducated industry lapdog though; more of an educated engineer that realizes that life is a balance of benefits vs. costs. Saying we need "saved" from this industry and the damage it does is way over the top and ignores the reality that the US lifestyle and economy is inextricably linked to hydrocarbons. "One word of advice, Ben: plastics!". "See the USA in a Chevrolet". Now, go away or I shall taunt yo a second time.

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