New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking at a plan that would allow hydraulic fracturing or fracking in five counties in southern New York, but only in local counties and townships agree.
Drilling may be allowed only in Broomne, Chemung, Chenango, Steuben and Tioga counties.
The counties are along the New York-Pennsylvania border.
New York has had a self-imposed moratorium on horizontal drilling and fracking for the last four years. That moratorium may be lifted soon.
New York is home to the Marcellus shale that has been tapped in neighboring Pennsylvania.
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.