A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlights the new oil-and-gas development opportunities in Ohio relating to Utica Shale. While many in northeastern Ohio have embraced the possibility of oil development, some local leaders are worried about safety and harm to the environment. Many environmental scientists also contend that the shale drilling process, known as hydraulic fracturing (or fracking), risks contaminating groundwater. But the oil industry says the process, which involves using chemicals, water and sand to crack open shale to release its oil and gas, is safe.
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