Ohio mulls stiffer penalties after dumping of fracking waste

03/5/2013 | Sandusky Register (Ohio)

Environmental advocates in Ohio are seeking tougher penalties for illegal dumping of waste in light of one drilling company's discharge of 20,000 gallons of hydraulic-fracturing waste into a storm drain. The owner of the company has been charged with violating the Clean Water Act. A bill introduced by two state senators would make such crimes a felony and prohibit companies and individuals from obtaining drilling permits if they have unlawfully discarded waste.

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