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Ohio Governor Tightens Fracking Requirements
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich has signed legisation that toughens requirements for hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas.
The new law builds on well-construction standards by requiring well operators to:
Also, well operators who violate safety and environmental regulations are subject to mandatory daily fines.
Share all chemical information, including trade secret formulas, with certain medical professionals
Sample water within 1,500 feet of a proposed horizontal well
Disclose the proposed source of water used in the well drilling and completion process
Read the summary of the bill and more about shale development in Ohio.
Article Date: 2012-06-18
Source: American Water Works Association
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