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Bradford County is No. 1 in Pennsylvania

By Bob Downing Published: July 8, 2012

Bradford County is No. 1 in Pennsylvania for Marcellus shale wells with 1,749 wells.

It is also No. 1 in Pennsylvania for violations, according to NPR's StateImpact Pennsylvania.Bradford has had 613 violations.

According to StateImpacr Pennsylavnia, the state has 7,725 active wells with 67 operators

Chesapeake Energy is No. 1 with 1,356 wells.

Across Pennsylvania, there have been 2,898 violations and fines of $3.5 million, NPS says.

No. 2 for wells is Tioga County with 1,076.

The rest of the Top 10 are Washington, 740 wells; Lycoming, 667 wells; Susquehanna, 592 wells; Greene, 562 wells; Fayette, 267 wells; Westmoreland, 245 wells; Butler, 228 wells; and Clearfield, 214 wells.

No. 2 for violations is Susquehanna County with 476. Lycoming is No. 3 with 474 and Tioga is next with 525 volations.

Click here  to access the NPR site with all the details.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

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.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

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.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.