From the Associated Press:
Environmental groups have filed to dismiss a federal free speech lawsuit against an upstate New York town.
The town board in Sanford, in Broome County, passed a resolution in September saying no further discussion of gas drilling and fracking would be allowed because the emotional debate was disruptive and repetitive.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in February on behalf of town residents who opposed the so-called "gag order."
On April 9, the board passed another resolution saying it rescinded the order but reserved the right to limit comments of any speaker to three minutes.
NRDC said Wednesday it was withdrawing the lawsuit.
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.