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Reaction to ODNR's Youngstown earthquake report

By Bob Downing Published: March 11, 2012

Here's Friday's statement from Terry Fleming of the Columbus-based  Ohio Petroleum Council:

"Ohio's oil and natural gas industry supports the state's investigation as as as regulatory adjustments for energy production that protect our environment and public health.

" The report by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources states that 'all the evidence indicates that properly located injection wells will not cause earthquakes.'

" We look forward to reviewing Ohio's proposed new set of regulatory standards for these brine disposal wells.

"Man-made earthquakes have been known for some time, from dam building to geothermal projects. Geologists involved in this isolated report concluded that 'it was very difficult for all conditions to be met to induce seismic events'"


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