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OOGA reacts to Lupo dumping charge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Thomas E. Stewart, executive vice president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, believes any individual or company that improperly disposes of oilfield wastewater should be "prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

A brief statement from the head of the trade group for the oil and gas industry in Ohio was issued in response to a charge of illegal dumping filed Wednesday against Ben Lupo, owner of D&L Energy and Hardock Excavating.

In a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday, Lupo's charged with illegally dumping brine wastewater and oily drilling fluids at his Salt Springs Road property where the companies are located. 

Stewart says he supports the efforts of state and federal agencies to "thoroughly investigate and prosecute this incident."

Stewart and OOGA lauds the federal and state agencies in the statement for working together and acting quickly to address "this unfortunate incident."

He says it shows Ohio has the appropriate protections in place to regulate the oil and gas industry and to swiftly punish those who violate laws and regulations.

The Oil and Gas Association is a trade association with more than 3,200 members involved in the oil and gas industry in Ohio.

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