From Bricker & Eckler's Ohio shale blog:
Testifying before the Ohio Senate Finance General Government subcommittee on Monday, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer encouraged legislators to restore a number of oil and gas provisions in Gov. Kasich's biennial budget that were scrapped by the House, according to the Gongwer Ohio Report.
He advocated for the requirement that drilling waste material not be sent to landfills until radium levels are analyzed and the results sent to the Department of Health, the Ohio EPA and the landfill itself.
He also advocated for the following two proposals: the creation of "a permitting process for treating brine waste before discharging it into the ground or bodies of water,, the prohibition of hydraulic fracturing brine from use on roads to "control ice or dust," and the requirement that "all oil and gas contracts be filed with the county recorder's office, the landowner, and/or the mineral interest owner within 30 days."
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.