From the Associated Press:
The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed an environmental group’s case seeking documents related to alleged illegal dumping of wastewater from oil and gas drilling into a northeast Ohio storm sewer.
Justices ended the Sierra Club’s case against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday in the wake of a settlement agreement.
The court indicates the group has resolved its allegation that the state failed to produce public records it requested six months earlier.
The club’s Ohio chapter sought documents related to the department’s investigation of D&L Energy and Hardrock Excavating in Youngstown.
The department revoked the firms’ permits in February amid a federal investigation into the dumping of up to 40,000 gallons of wastewater from hydraulic fracturing into a storm sewer that drains into the Mahoning River.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.