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Pennsylvania grass-roots group offers drilling guide

By Bob Downing Published: November 5, 2012

From Penn Future:

The Citizens Guide to Marcellus Shale Drilling – and the Need for Action


The natural gas deep in the Marcellus Shale and other formations provides both tremendous opportunities and tremendous risks. We must manage both to have a sustainable future.

Pennsylvania’s history is marked by ill-conceived use and misuse of our natural resources, with the people of the state left with environmental devastation and massive cleanup. We saw our forests stripped bare, our streams and rivers turned orange from abandoned mines, and invasive species allowed to destroy native plants and animals.

We cannot allow our past to dictate our future. And we must not allow the deep natural gas drillers that are working in the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations to destroy Penn’s Woods.

PennFUTURE is leading the charge to protect our water, our air, our land, and our public health from drilling. Join us to help monitor deep natural gas drilling, and to advocate for world-class protections, reinvestment in our natural resources, and oversight of drilling by our state and local governments and agencies.

>>> The complete Citizens Guide to Marcellus Shale Drilling from the PennFUTURE organization can be found here.



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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

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.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

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.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.