Statement on upcoming federal audit of Ohio's injection well program directed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources:
From ODNR spokesman Mark Bruce:
“The US EPA has informed ODNR that they are planning to conduct their regularly scheduled audit of Ohio’s underground injection control program in the spring of 2014. Ohio has some of the toughest environmental regulations in the country that we've historically enforced professionally and fairly. As a result Ohio has earned the right from the USEPA to enforce federal laws here, something it doesn't let other states do. USEPA regularly inspects state's work and we welcome that review.”
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.