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Co. explains testing of fracking byproducts for radioactivity to Youngstown residents

July 03, 2014 |  Comments (1)

A presentation by Austin Master Services at Youngstown City Hall Wednesday evening clarified the process the company is taking in testing radioactivity in materials that ...

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March 27, 2014

It isn't earth shaking news that no one's happy with Ben Lupo. Louie b. Free calls for harsher punishments while Todd Franko and Mark Sweetwood discuss the current constraints.



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Fracking activist wants back on driller’s land

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

An anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region asked a judge for relief from an order barring her from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state’s leading natural gas drillers.


Western Michigan works with company to get oil

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Core Energy, based in Traverse City, says it is the only company east of the Mississippi River doing new kind of Enhanced Oil Recovery.


Drilling forecast for Valley gets hazy

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Halcon exit won't dry up shale play in area, some say.


Nuclear-power backers: More reactors help jobs

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

By Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press Chattanooga, Tenn. The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant


Pennsylvania drilling taxes among lowest

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

By Kevin Begos Associated Press PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania’s taxes on the natural gas drilling


State: Too soon to say if Poland quakes will delay Weathersfield well

March 23, 2014 |  Comments (3)

State: It’s too soon to say whether Poland Township earthquakes will delay startup of Weathersfield injection well


The question remains

March 23, 2014 |  Comments (239)

We’ve heard it since the dawn of the fracking boom in the Mahoning Valley: Fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes.



Quake details emerge as group demands action

March 13, 2014 |  Comments (8)

One Hilcorp well remains active, while wells at a second pad, where fracking occurred, remain shuttered.


US gas boom is weak tool against Russian coercion

March 13, 2014 |  Comments (3)

Associated Press WASHINGTON The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would


Natural-gas fueling station in works

March 13, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Natural-gas fueling station in works WEATHERSFIELD IGS CNG Services broke ground Wednesday on


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