Environmental and health groups in New York are happy that the New York General Assembly included an independent health impact study of hydraulic fracturing or fracking for natural gas in its budget proposal released this week.
The groups had been critical of the Department of Environmental Conservation for not including a comprehensive health impact study in its environmental review of gas drilling.
New York is considering lifting its moratorium and permitting drilling for the first time in its Marcellus shale.
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.