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How an Ohio Family Surrounded by Shale Gas Plants Forced Companies to Curb Pollution – September 3, 2018

The Youngs are among 3.25 million Ohioans living within half a mile of oil and gas plants

Leann Leiter co-authored this article with Tyler Rivlin of Earthworks

Allen Young and his family are surrounded. They can see three sizeable natural gas plants — operated by Dominion and Energy Transfer Partners — without taking a step off their property. Over the past three years, these facilities have taken over the boomerang-shaped ridge less than a half-mile from the Young’s home in Powhatan Point, Ohio.

Fracking well explosionphoto courtesy of fractracker.org A shale gas well exploded in February close to where the Young's live in Belmont County, Ohio.

Soon after the compressor stations went into operation, Allen, his wife, and… more

by: Leann Leiter

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