Fracking shale is causing more than a boom in energy, writes Loren Steffy at Forbes.
Fracking is causing a boom in news media as well, he writes.
Forbes: "The fracking boom in South Texas is giving rise to a publishing boom. The influx of thousands of oil field workers has boosted local economies, which has been good for local papers such as the Victoria Advocate. The paper started a web site, RigandShale.com, which serves as a hub for energy industry news, job information, and a directory of businesses operating in the area.
"The Eagle Ford Shale, though, spans more than 3,000 square miles – far beyond the Advocate’s circulation area — and supports some 117,000 jobs in the region, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio. It’s no wonder that several publications have started targeting the Eagle Ford as its own community."
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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.