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This March 15, 2018 photo shows a natural gas drill rig in Belmont County, Ohio.

Plan for Ethane ‘Cracker’ Plant in Belmont County Takes a Step Forward

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A partnership proposing to build an ethane “cracker” plant in Ohio has reached economic development agreements to pay two government entities millions in the coming years. A spokesman says that while the agreements are an important step, PTTGC America and Daelim Chemical USA have not made an investment decision on building the… Read More

Demonstrators shouting chants outside of a House Public Utilities Committee hearing in the Ohio Statehouse.

Protesters Protest Bill Strengthening Penalties for Damages Sustained During Protests

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A coalition of advocates say the bill, which creates a new criminal mischief prohibition, can have a chilling effect on protesting at places like oil and gas pipelines. About two dozen people from environmental, anti-poverty, and religious groups interrupted a House committee meeting with loud chants. Their demonstration spilled out of the committee room and into a… Read More

Ohio Valley Outlook: Expect A Slower Regional Economy In 2020

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The Ohio Valley’s economy could see slower growth in 2020 amid continued anxiety about trade, and possible downturns in both energy and manufacturing, according to analyses and forecasts by regional economists. Michael Hicks directs the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University in Indiana where he forecasts the health of the manufacturing… Read More

This March 15, 2018 photo shows a natural gas drill rig in Belmont County, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Meets with Proposed Belmont Co. ‘Cracker’ Plant Developer

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update” would be provided from the meeting in Columbus with board members from Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical…. Read More

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Developer Cuts Plans for Power Plant After Nuclear Bailout

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio electricity company says it is canceling plans to build a gas-fired power plant because of the state’s recent nuclear bailout. The Vindicator reports that the plant would have been Clean Energy Future’s third in Lordstown in northeastern Ohio. The company had already spent more than $1 million in development and permitting… Read More

In The Pipeline: New Commission Members To Take Up Energy Projects

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Big-ticket gas pipelines and other energy projects pending in the Ohio Valley have largely been in limbo because the federal body that issues important permits had too many empty seats. Those projects in the pipeline of the federal process could soon move forward with the confirmation of two Republicans nominated by President Donald Trump to… Read More

Power Play: Experts Say Killing Clean Power Plan Won’t Revive Coal

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Coal-producing states are preparing for arguments next month in the federal appeals court case known as West Virginia v. EPA, challenging the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The case has major implications for the country’s policy on climate change. But some experts and industry leaders say the… Read More

LISTEN: Hot Fracking Waste Disposal Problems

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The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves… a trail of waste. And the waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. Reporter Glynis Board, with the Ohio Valley ReSource, and the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity found that spotty regulation of this “hot” waste creates ripe… Read More

Hot Mess: How Radioactive Fracking Waste Wound Up Near Homes and Schools

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The energy that lights up, turns on, cools and heats our lives leaves a trail of waste. Natural gas is no exception. The waste from the gas drilling known as “fracking” is often radioactive. The gas industry produces thousands of tons of this “hot” waste and companies and state regulators throughout the Ohio River valley… Read More