The Via Meadia blog at The American Interest web site noted a recent New York Times Magazine story on "the human story" in shale.
Via Meadia writes: "Read the whole thing. It’s an interesting weekend read, and gives a good balance to coverage of the shale revolution. We can get caught up in covering the far-reaching implications of a story like this; it’s good to remember that actual people are out there drilling whose lives have become unrecognizably different in a few short years.
"And there’s something else: these boomtown scenes in the Dakotas today are just the latest example of a recurring feature in American life. Over and over again, the discovery and exploitation of a new natural resource has given people from all over the world the chance for a fresh start.
The full Via Meadia piece and link to the New York Times story is here.
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.