From Food & Water Watch, a national eco-group:
Columbus, Ohio — “Governor Kasich’s proposed budget would have allowed the oil and gas industry to dispose of more radioactive waste from hydraulic fracturing operations in solid waste landfills. The fact that these so-called regulations were stripped from the budget is a victory for Ohioans and their essential resources, particularly because none of Ohio’s landfills are equipped to handle low-level radioactive waste.
“State policymakers are expected to revisit this proposal again this fall, and we hope that by then they will have reevaluated their recommendation to allow the industry to recklessly dispose of radioactive waste in landfills. State leaders should be protecting Ohio residents; not carving a path to let the oil and gas industry continue its mission to exploit every resource the state has to offer.”
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.