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The State Attorney of NY moves to dissolve the NRA; an update on the potential wave of pandemic evictions.


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Public News Service - OH: Toxics

PHOTO: Investigation continues into a fracking waste spill into storm drains leading into the Mahoning River near Youngstown.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The unlawful disposal of thousands of gallons of fracking waste in Ohio is drawing the ire of residents and environmental groups. The Ohio EPA is investigating the intentional dumping of an estimated 20,000 gallons of crude oil and brine into a storm drain in Youngstown by Hard Rock

IMAGE: A new mapping project shows stressed areas of Great Lakes Region.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cleaning up Lake Erie is no easy task, but new research shows that funding for restoration is going to the right places. A mapping project conducted by University of Michigan researchers shows which areas of the Great Lakes are under the greatest stress from threats such as invasiv

PHOTO: Picture of Morrow County injection well. Courtesy Donna Carver.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" spreads throughout the Buckeye State, so do questions about its affects on health. The process involves using water and sand mixed with chemicals to fracture shale formations and unlock reservoirs of oil and gas. The president of the Greene Co

IMAGE: FracTracker logo. Courtesy Fractracker.org.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Shale gas drilling has taken the nation by storm and quickly made its way into Ohio. A watchdog group also is setting up shop to provide citizens with an unbiased source of data and analysis. The FracTracker Alliance says it's gathering information to increase awareness about the i

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some mothers from Ohio and across the country say they are worried about attempts on Capitol Hill to eliminate life-saving clean-air standards. The Environmental Protection Agency Mercury and Air Toxic Standard limits the amount of mercury, arsenic and other toxic air pollutants tha

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A House bill introduced to help address rising gas prices would also include provisions some say would gut clean air standards that protect public health. The Gasoline Regulations Act of 2012 would require the Environmental Protection Agency to consider cost and feasibility in sett

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hydraulic fracturing - "fracking" - is expanding in Ohio, and debate is heating up over the process. A lot is at stake for farmers, especially those who use sustainable practices. Oil and gas companies are approaching landowners across Ohio and asking them to sign leases to permit

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thousands of Ohio children with asthma struggle to breathe each day, and some experts say a major culprit is smog caused by industrial pollution. This week, for the first time ever, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose standards to limit carbon pollution

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