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Gas Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water–So It Can Pollute What’s Left

The Slope Creek Reservoir in Barnesville, Ohio, provides water for at least two oil and gas companies.

The Slope Creek Reservoir in Barnesville, Ohio, provides water for at least two oil and gas companies/Photo courtesy of Concerned Barnesville Area Residents

By Samantha Page, ThinkProgress

A tiny town in eastern Ohio is being sued by an Oklahoma-based oil and gas company that bought more than 180 million gallons of water from the town last year. That water use, combined with a dry fall, prompted the village to temporarily shut off water to Gulfport Energy. Now, a second company has a water agreement, and there might not be enough water to go around. Continue reading Gas Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water–So It Can Pollute What’s Left

Plans Progress to Ship Fracking Wastewater via Barge in Ohio River

By Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog

A major dispute is brewing over transporting wastewater from shale gas wells by barge in the Ohio River, the source of drinking water for millions of Americans.

On January 26, GreenHunter Water announced that it had been granted approval by the U.S. Coast Guard to haul tens of thousands of barrels from its shipping terminal and 70,000-barrel wastewater storage facility on the Ohio River in New Matamoras, Ohio. Continue reading Plans Progress to Ship Fracking Wastewater via Barge in Ohio River