The Cincinnati City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance (No. 314-2012) August 1 banning deep well injection of fracking fluids, making it the first Ohio city to prohibit underground wastewater storage within municipal limits. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has sole permitting and regulatory authority over oil and gas drilling, but the city council is acting in its role as protector of human health and safety.
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Cincy bans deep well injection
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