From the Associated Press:
By Kevin Begos
The largest natural gas industry group in the region is helping to organize a rally in Pennsylvania’s capital to show support for the industry.
The Marcellus Shale Coalition says next Tuesday’s event is intended to let legislators and the public know that a diverse group of people support the natural gas boom that began about six years ago.
Coalition president David Spigelmyer says there are some very vocal opponents of shale gas drilling, but supporters believe there is a “passionate group of folks” that have benefited from the boom, including landowners, organized labor, and consumers.
The rally is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Harrisburg and will feature about a dozen speakers. At least one environmental group plans to hold a counter demonstration
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.