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Kasich order creates hotline for oil and gas emergencies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has ordered creation of a single-call notification system for oil-and-gas emergencies and authorized two state departments to start setting it up. An order Kasich signed Tuesday follows his veto last year of budget language he found inadequate that sought to streamline reporting of spills of oil, brine and other hazardous substances, ...

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Kasich names new chairman to Ohio utilities commission

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor has named a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Asim Z. Haque (AW’-sim HAWK) takes over for PUCO Chairman Andre Porter, whose last day is May 20. Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) appointment of Haque as Ohio’s top utility regulator still requires the Ohio Senate’s consent. The Columbus resident is the ...

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The Latest: Kasich endorsed by senator who had backed Rubio

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich pumps his fist before speaking at his presidential primary election night rally in Berea, Ohio, on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. His wife, Karen, waves to supporters. Kasich won the Ohio primary. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations a day after critical primaries in five states (all times local): 8:45 p.m. John Kasich is picking up the endorsement of Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who previously backed Marco Rubio. Inhofe says in a statement released by the Kasich campaign that he is backing ...

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Trump and Sanders big winners, Kasich grabs second

Trump and Sanders big winners, riding voter frustration

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders rode a wave of voter frustration with American politics to commanding victories in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies. Sanders swept majorities of men, women, independents and young people in his win over Hillary Clinton, but faces challenges in the more diverse states that come ...

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Trump takes hits in debate; Kasich joins fray

This one didn’t quite go according to plan. And that left even Donald Trump sputtering for a moment during Tuesday night’s debate of Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee. Defying expectations, it wasn’t retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson having to answer for his seemingly contradictory statements. It wasn’t former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush further sinking his own campaign. It wasn’t attacks on ...

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Kasich energy plan has critics hot

WASHINGTON — John Kasich’s energy plan is aimed at sparking the economy by expanding production, but environmentalists say the Republican presidential candidate’s idea would increase pollution and the carbon emissions blamed for climate change. In an economic speech last month in New Hampshire, the Ohio governor outlined an approach likely to resonate with American industry, including abandoning a plan by ...

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Ohio Politics Now: A look at John Kasich’s energy plan


Want to know what’s happening in Ohio government and politics from Columbus to Washington, D.C.? We’ve got you covered. As Gov. John Kasich continues on the campaign Republican presidential nomination trail, Dispatch Washington bureau chief Jack Torry and Washington reporter Jessica Wehrman took a closer look at his energy plan. “John Kasich’s energy plan is aimed at sparking the economy ...

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Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia sign pact to develop shale resources

Governors of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have a new agreement to work together to make the most of shale-energy resources that run beneath parts of all three states. The five-page document says that officials in the states will cooperate to promote the region’s shared energy interests. “The issues and opportunities facing our growing oil and gas industry do not ...

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Some fighting state proposal on disclosure of fracking chemicals

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Environmental groups, people who live in Ohio’s oil-and-gas country, and some emergency responders say that a proposal by Gov. John Kasich to filter information about chemicals used in fracking activities through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources could leave firefighters without what they need during an emergency. The department, some groups and residents argued this week before state legislators, already ...

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