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Ohio doesn't want federal oversight of fracking

By Jim Mackinnon Published: April 18, 2013

Shalereporter.com says Ohio is pushing back against federal oversight of fracking.

Rachel Morgan writes: "Despite a history marked with fracking catastrophes, Ohio still wants to retain oversight of its hydraulic fracturing and wastewater disposal industry.

"Rick Simmers, chief of the state’s Division of Oil and Gas Resources, testified Wednesday in Washington, D.C., against any federal oversight of fracking and wastewater disposal."

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