From the Associated Press:
In Colorado, the Boulder City Council members have unanimously approved a one-year fracking moratorium.
This ban will block oil and gas drilling permits in the city and on Boulder-owned open space properties.
Several council members said Tuesday they are also considering a ballot measure in November to approve a longer-term ban.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, city councilwoman KC Becker says voters need to send the message to their state legislators and governor about their opposition to hydraulic fracturing.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves blasting water, sand and chemicals underground.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.