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Industry applauds Ohio's quick action in Youngstown dumping case

By Bob Downing Published: February 15, 2013

A statement on Youngstown dumping case from Rhonda Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program:

 

"We applaud the prompt response by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency in this investigation. Their swift, diligent action is reflective of a strong regulatory system in which irresponsible behavior will not be tolerated, and are measures we fully support in this isolated incident. The simple fact is this: there is no room in Ohio’s oil and natural gas industry for operators whose deliberate actions have placed our environment at risk.
 

Our industry holds itself to the highest standards as good stewards of the community, and good stewards of the environment. Should the state determine that any operation fails to meet these standards, swift action must be taken. Any findings of criminal misconduct should be prosecuted accordingly.
 

Again, there is no role for operators who knowingly, and willingly, ignore our regulations to cause harm to our environment in our state’s bright energy future."

- Rhonda Reda, Executive Director, Ohio Oil and Gas Education Program

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