A multi-part series about fracking in Ohio kicks off with a look at citizen complaints. Many feel their concerns aren’t being addressed by regulators. A law professor on the differences between drilling oversight in Ohio and Pennsylvania. An art project brings attention to toxic dyes in blue jeans, while a multi-state agency that regulates pollution in the Ohio River just made their standards voluntary.
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- How Ohio Compares to Pennsylvania for Oversight of Gas Industry- A law professor says Pennsylvania has better protections for the environment than Ohio.
- Indigo Banners Bring Attention to Toxic Dyes in Our Blue Jeans- The group is growing 9,000 plants to make natural dyes for fabric that is grown, woven and dyed in Cleveland. Their project marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire.
- Some Ohio Citizens Who Complained About Oil and Gas Feel “Abandoned” by the State- While thousands have complained, many say Ohio regulators did not or could not address their concerns.
- Ohio River Regulators Adopt Voluntary Pollution Control Standards- The vote will not impact the majority of the eight member states, including Pennsylvania, that had already adopted the Ohio River standards. Ohio and Illinois have not.