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Gas drillers should minimize impact on nature, poll says

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Results of a poll by The Nature Conservancy in the six-state Marcellus Shale gas region of the Appalachians indicate strong support for better regional planning to minimize impacts on forest and water resources, as well as tougher environmental safeguards. The poll, scheduled for release at noon today, also shows that a majority of those polled — 54 percent — say ...

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Questions surface on the shale-gas boom in Ohio

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AKRON, OH – Proponents of shale-gas drilling have said the United States sits on the verge of energy independence amid surging output and what has been described as a 100-year supply of natural gas. Count Texas-based financial consultant Deborah Lawrence Rogers among those skeptical that the shale energy boom is real or sustainable — fiscally or environmentally. Rogers, part of ...

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Ohio pension fund wary of Kasich’s call to dump Iran investments

Not only did Gov. John Kasich add his name to a letter Tuesday from 15 governors opposing the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal, he is actively encouraging Ohio’s biggest pension fund to pull its money from companies that invest in the country once the current U.S. sanctions are lifted. No can do, says a spokeswoman for the Ohio Public Employee ...

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