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Fracking is saving news media

By Jim Mackinnon Published: September 27, 2013

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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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.