A Seismic Regulatory Response To Ohio Earthquakes

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT) -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced it will be strengthening requirements for Class II injection wells as a result of recent earthquakes in the Youngstown area. ODNR has proposed a suite of new seismic requirements to be imposed on Class II injection well permits through specialized attached permit conditions until proposed changes to state regulations can be codified.

Critics of hydraulic fracturing have used the recent earthquakes as part of a broader push for additional regulation over the oil and gas industry. It...
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