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Articles About fracking
Drilling ban is approved
At their meeting Monday, Aug. 20, Village Council took an initial step toward becoming the first municipality in Ohio to ban fracking and injection wells within its borders.
Group urges setting precedent in opposing oil, gas drilling
Yellow Springs may be the first community in Ohio to ban oil and gas drilling and waste wells within its municipal limits using a rights-based ordinance.
Fracking forum to push for YS ban
Environmental experts will share ways Yellow Springs can avoid contamination from oil and gas drilling and fracking waste wells at a forum on Saturday.
Many issues of village water
Water. We can’t live without it. But chances are, we don’t spend much time thinking about it. And questions regarding water quality are edging closer to Yellow Springs.
No-fracking event aims to mobilize
Yellow Springs will host a regional meeting of community organizers working to prevent hydraulic fracturing, a controversial drilling technique linked to groundwater contamination.
DeWine dismisses drilling file
This month Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the findings of an investigation of a document containing fraudulent land leasing tactics for the purpose of gas drilling in the Yellow Springs area.
Weigh in on natural gas power plant
Discussions on the environmental consequences of the Village’s electricity sources have heated up of late, especially since its municipal power provider AMP first asked the Village to purchase power from a new natural gas plant last month.
File implicates gas industry
Last week a Miami Township resident found a binder on her property containing what appeared to be a field guide for agents looking to lease private property for the purpose of oil and gas production.
Drillers ask for land leases
An energy company began contacting landowners in Miami Township last week about leasing their land for oil and gas drilling.