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News, analysis and discussion about the boom in natural gas and oil production in Ohio's Utica Shale region, especially its economic and environmental impact. Read, listen, engage with ideastream's coverage.

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Recent Shale Coverage from ideastream

Despite Fracking Tie, Ohioans Largely Pass On Earthquake Insurance

Regional News Stories
Posted September 17, 2014

Recent quakes associated with shale development have made headlines in recent years.

FitzGerald Says He Backs ‘a’ Tax on Oil and Gas Drilling—Just Not Kasich’s

Regional News Stories
Posted July 7, 2014

FitzGerald has been asked lately about where he stands on a severance tax, but his answer hasn't been so clear to reporters.

American Steel Makers Sound Off Against Dumping

Regional News Stories
Posted June 23, 2014

They are urging the government to crack down on practices they say cost profits and jobs for U.S. plants.

Environmental Group Says ODNR Discussed State Park Fracking Plan Longer than Agency Said

Regional News Stories
Posted June 19, 2014

An environmental group is rekindling a contentious issue regarding a communications strategy on hydraulic fracturing on state-owned land.

Despite Shale Boom In Its Own Backyard, U.S. Steel Industry Losing Ground To Foreign Rivals

Regional News Stories
Posted June 4, 2014

A number of countries are engaged in 'dumping', something American steel makers want stopped.

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Shale Summit 2013

Shale Summit

An audience of 600 people at the Landerhaven event heard industry promoters; business groups, environmental groups, researchers and local government officials discuss the impacts of current and future of oil and gas production in the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio.

Watch sessions from the summit here.

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