Ohio makes $1 million storing fracing wastewater

In the first nine months of 2011 alone, the state of Ohio made $1 million storing wastewater byproducts from hydraulic fracturing operations both in and out of state, Vindy.com reports. Injection wells across Ohio store the wastewater – known as brine – with a 5-cent-per-barrel tax for in-state brine and a 20-cents-per-barrel tax for out-of-state brine, the article said.

Although the tax was intended to deter out-of-state gas drilling operations from transporting their waste to Ohio, the plan failed in large part due to Pennsylvania's recent ban of brine from wastewater treatment plants. For more read the full story here.