Columbus Dispatch editorial raises issues with hydraulic fracturing

A June 27, 2011 editorial in the Columbus Dispatch identifies a number of risks associated with the drilling and hydraulic fracturing of horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio.  The editorial focuses on the treatment/disposal of flowback/frac water, the capacity of Ohio's Class II injection control wells (which are currently being used to dispose of frac water), the potential adverse environmental impacts associated with oil and gas development, and the leasing tactics of oil and gas developers.