Just as Ohio power companies had a plan to meet tighter federal emission standards, President Obama announced even more restrictions on coal-fired electric plants.
Category Archives: Environment
Months after the discovery of pollution in the Mahoning River, residents downstream on the Beaver River, don’t want it to happen again.
Caitlin Fitch has the story.
State officials work to communicate spills downstream
Most mornings patrons at Matty Goffe’s Café in Beaver Falls, PA, sip their coffee and share the latest news. What they aren’t talking about is how much of the 250,000 gallons of suspected fracking wastewater dumped in Youngstown might have gotten into their cup of joe.
The Great Backyard Bird Count wraps up this week. The event, sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell University, tracks winter bird populations in the United States. Chris Davidson introduces us to some local birds and one birder.
Amid optimism that hydraulic fracturing will boost the local economy, there’s growing skepticism about how oil and gas companies are regulated, skepticism shared by members of Frackfree America National Coalition.
News Outlet reporter Andrew Donofrio has the story about This Youngstown activist group that believes shale gas drilling is dangerous.
A Youngstown business owner is out on bail today… the feds charge him with environmental crimes. Here’s News Outlet reporter, Chris Davidson.
One day after news of the illegal dumping of 20,000 gallons of crude oil and brine into a storm drain that empties into the Mahoning, Schroeder went to the area to survey the damage.
From Cincinnati to Mansfield to Niles and Weathersfield, Ohio’s cities and townships are clamping down on injection wells, essentially banning the saltwater disposal sites that accept wastewater from oilfield operations.
Girard’s $4.9M investment in 2 lakes yields little but debt, disappointment
State Route 11 intersects two lakes in southern Trumbull County near the city.
The lake along the eastern edge of the highway, towering above the other, remains full. On the lower lake’s southern shore rests a 45-foot-high concrete dam that once held back millions of gallons of water.
Photo by Richard Darbey/The News Outlet