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Kirt Conrad, executive director and CEO of SARTA, refuels one of the 30 buses that run on compressed natural gas. – Anna Tultz/ Cities save thousands by switching to natural gas-powered vehicles - Throughout Ohio, cities are finding that burning natural gas in their buses not only helps the environment, but also the bottom line.
Jeffrey Dick, who owns a farm in Columbiana County, is not worried about fracking harming his farm. Dick, who is also the chairman of Geological and Environmental Studies at Youngstown State University, said a bigger concern should be surface spills and traffic accidents of fracking flowback water. — Photo by Karen Bell/ Fracking concerns some farmers - Fracking not only splits rock, but farmers as well.
BIC-SLIDER-WEB Infrastructure issues delay business development in Carroll County - When the fracking industry arrived in Carroll County, it brought an influx of money – and demands.
News-Outlet-Logo-For-Missing Lack of communication on water contamination concerns some PA residents - 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.


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