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.
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.