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Ohio Republicans Show Support for Oil and Gas Industry

Some of the state’s highest ranking Republicans are coming out to support the oil and gas industry and its impact on Ohio in an effort to counter rhetoric in the presidential race.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has said she’d like to crack down on the use of fossil fuels and create sanctions on the natural gas drilling practice known as fracking.

Natural gas-fired electrical power generation facility to be built in Harrison County

The Harrison County Community Improvement Corporation announced Thursday that a 1,000 megawatt natural gas-fired electrical power generation facility will be constructed in the Harrison County Industrial Park.

The facility will provide enough electricity to power a million homes and bring capital investment of more than $900 million to Harrison County, according to Raj Suri, CEO of EmberClear, the company that will build the facility.

Region’s shale industry combats EPA ignoring its own methane stats

Citing the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data that show methane pollution from the natural gas industry continues to fall — even as production grows — industry leaders are protesting the agency’s new mandatory 45 percent cut in emissions of the compound.