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Arkansas Commission Votes To Ban Fracking Fluid Disposal Wells

EL DORADO, Ark. - (AP) The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission on Wednesday voted to ban wells for the disposal of natural gas drilling fluids from a region where hundreds of earthquakes have struck, a move officials said was necessary to prevent a potential catastrophe. Commissioners voted 6-0 to close...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio DNR Sets New Brine Transport, Disposal Standards

By Armando F. Benincasa and J. Kevin West The new regulatory framework makes Ohio's rules for brine monitoring and disposal among the nation's toughest. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) developed the new regulations after researching a link between a series of seismic events...