From the Ohio Environmental Council:
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will soon begin drafting rules that will implement SB 315, the governor’s energy legislation.
These rules are essential to protecting Ohio's air, land, and water from the environmental impacts of shale gas development.
These rules may touch on well pad construction, spill prevention and containment, floodplains and source water protection, temporary storage pits, and impoundments, among other things.
The OEC has formed a coalition of state and national organizations including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, and the People’s Oil and Gas Collaborative to put forward recommendations for strengthening these upcoming oil and gas rules.
Stay tuned for opportunities for public comment on ODNR’s proposed rules.
Visit www.theOEC.org/Fracking to learn more.
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.