November 24, 2017 Rover Pipeline Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA has cited Rover Pipeline, LLC for spilling contaminants into the Black Fork of the Mohican River, Ashland County. The Notice of Violation is Rover’s fifth since the company received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in September to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio. These latest violations are summarized in a letter Ohio EPA sent to Rover this week, requesting that the company pause horizontal drilling activities, review its contingency plan and ensure readiness to respond to future inadvertent returns.
September 22, 2017 Rover Pipeline Resumes Construction, Immediately Spills Contaminants in Ohio Stream
Ohio EPA cited Rover Pipeline, LLC again this week for spilling contaminants into a stream: soap wastewater and soil/sediment into a tributary of Irish Creek, Loudon Township, Carroll County. The Notice of Violation comes only three days after the company this week received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to resume drilling construction at certain locations in Ohio.
September 14, 2016 Ohio EPA to Hold Utopia East Pipeline Hearing in Fremont
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Sept. 28, 2016, regarding an application for a water quality certification from Kinder Morgan Utopia affecting a pipeline to be built in Harrison, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Stark, Wayne, Ashland, Richland, Huron, Seneca, Sandusky, Wood, Henry, Lucas and Fulton counties.
September 14, 2016 Ohio EPA Issues Air Permits for Seven Rover Compressor Stations
Ohio EPA has issued seven air permits for compressor stations intended to facilitate delivery of natural gas along the Rover pipeline.
September 15, 2015 Ohio Concludes Review of 2014 Monroe County Well Pad Fire
The State of Ohio has completed its extensive review of a well pad fire in Monroe County from June 2014, and is in the process of assessing penalties for the loss of aquatic species, spill cleanup and water quality violations. Both the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) conducted reviews of the incident at Statoil’s Eisenbarth well pad.
October 2, 2014 Environmental Defense Fund Report Identifies Ohio as Leader in Reducing Air Emissions and Creating Jobs
"The oil and gas industry is growing every day in our state, creating thousands of jobs for Ohioans," Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler said. "This report illustrates Ohio is at the forefront nationally, creating jobs and protecting the environment while reducing emissions from this new industry."
November 2, 2012 Early Air Quality Data Near Gas Drilling Site Shows Clear Air
The first four months of air quality data collected near a shale gas drilling well shows the air remains clean.
February 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Issues Final Air General Permit for Production Operations at Shale Gas Well Sites
Ohio EPA has issued a final air general permit to cover production operations at shale gas well sites.