The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency faces an upcoming deadline on toughening a federal clean-rule on soot or particulates, and the lobbying on both sides is under way.
The powerful American Petroleum Institutre warns that toughening the federal soot limits could severly impact drilling for natural gas in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Click here to read the Greenwire story about the heavy lobbying that is taking place.
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.