Pennsylvania is looking to spend $5 million in fees generated from Marcellus shale drillers to ease housing shortages in areas that have been flooded by a migrating stream of industry workers.
The money administered by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is from a special fund that lawmakers carved out of impact fees from the booming drilling industry to address housing issues.
Much of the $5 million could end up in the counties surrounding Pittsburgh, according to the agency.
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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.