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An oil and gas drilling derrick stands tall behind a corn field while the sun sets on Barnsville, Ohio on March 9, 2014. The drilling company hopes to find an abundance of natural gas from deep within the Earth.


Barnsville, Ohio Area:

Two oil and gas derrick sites continue drilling operations just outside Summerfield, Ohio on March 16, 2014. Pipelines throughout the region carry harvested gas from the region to the Noble County Gas Processing plant in Summerfield.

A drilling site turns its lights on at twilight in Barnsville, Ohio on March 9, 2014. The site will be continuously worked on whether it is day or night.

A dead stock of corn covers the foreground of a drilling site at twilight on March 9, 2014 in Barnsville, Ohio. The drilling site can extract a large amount of natural gas by using horizontal drilling instead of just vertical.

A flare from an oil and gas drilling site lights up the daytime sky with a bright flame in Barnsville, Ohio on March 9, 2014. The flare is used to relieve pressure to help make sure that the well is safe.

The light from a flare reflects off of a pond in Senecaville, Ohio on February 21, 2014. The fare is excess gas that is set aflame for the safety of the workers and the community.

Injection Well Protest/Rally:

Protesters wearing ponchos hold signs on the side of the highway in Troy Township on February 1, 2014 to draw support for their rally against injection wells. The trucks trying to get to the injection well had to be diverted from the main driveway due to the protest.

A line of protesters block the road to the injection well, holding back an employee trying to drive to work on February 1, 2014 during a rally in Troy Township, Ohio. The protesters had planned on participating in civil disobedience to help rise awareness against injection wells.

Police officer Jason Kline handcuffs protester Gilbert (Kip) Rondy (left) while Michelle Ajamian (right) watches during the rally against injection wells in Troy Township, Ohio on February 1, 2014. Kline arrested seven other protesters who refused to move off the driveway of the injection well site.

Christine Hughes gets her handcuffs adjusted after getting arrested for blocking the entrance to an injection well in Troy Township, Ohio during a rally on February 1, 2014. Hughes owns Village Bakery in Athens, Ohio and is an open critic of fracking and injection wells.

Timothy Fultz smiles as he is arrested and put in the back of a police vehicle along with his fellow protesters after a rally against injection wells on February 1, 2014 in Troy Township, Ohio. Fultz and seven other protesters successfully participated in civil disobedience by blocking the driveway of an injection well during the rally.


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