From NPR's StateImpact Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is being scrutinized.
Following through on a campaign promise, newly-installed Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has already taken the first steps towards conducting a performance audit of DEP’s Marcellus shale regulations.
Speaking during his swearing-in ceremony last Tuesday, DePasquale made it clear he’s not against natural gas drilling itself, acknowledging it has benefitted Pennsylvania. But he said the shale boom threatens the state, too.
Performance audits typically measure whether or not state agencies or programs are achieving their stated goals or utilizing money or resources effectively.
To read more of reporter Scott Detrow's story, click 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.