Parts of eastern Pennsylvania within the Delaware River basin have been under a shale drilling moratorium since the Marcellus shale drilling boom got started four years ago.
Drilling in that area has been blocked by the Delaware River Basin Commission.
In November 2011, that agency delayed a vote.
An agency officials told a landowners group that the agency is waiting to see what New York state will do about permitting Marcellus shale drilling and it waiting until after the November 2012 elections, the Marcellus Drilling News reports.
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.