A grass-roots group in Mahoning County wants televised open public debates on hydraulic fracturing or fracking and related processes.
The request was released on Thursday by Frackfree Mahoning Valley, a group based in Youngstown.
"The public needs more openness, more transparency and more answers, not less," said Susie Beiersdorfer of Frackfree Mahoning Valley.
Those affected should have a say in what's happening and that's not allowed under current Ohio rules, she said.
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.
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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.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.