From Susan Phillips of NPR in Pennsylvania:
Jonathan Woods, an analyst with ControlRisks, published a white paper on the anti-fracking movement for the gas industry.
Woods says the hundreds of grassroots groups of activists have made good use of international social media networks to coordinate efforts.
He says industry continues to underestimate the fractivists, and needs to take their concerns more seriously.
Some activists and groups also believe direct action against the industry is necessary.
Direct action is intended to draw media attention to the anti-fracking movement, motivate the anti-fracking opposition, and physically disrupt operations.
Project site blockades, in particular, have emerged as a favoured low-cost, high-impact tactic.
Read more at: www.forbes.com
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.