The Athens County Commissioners are considering
scheduling a public meeting with local residents raising concerns over a
proposed fracking waste off-loading barge facility on the Ohio River in Meigs
Charges have been dismissed against an
Ohio University employee accused of obstructing justice by letting a
fellow employee know that authorities were investigating him for
stealing human bone remains.
The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission has
declined to reconsider its decision to deny an appeal by a local
anti-fracking group opposed to a Torch area drilling-waste injection
well in eastern Athens County. The matter is now heading to a Franklin
The Athens County Commissioners have
agreed to write a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
urging them to review and perhaps take over Ohio's oil and gas
regulatory primacy from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.