From the Associated Press:
Protesters are trying to block a plan by energy companies to start drilling for oil and natural gas near Colorado Springs neighborhoods.
Demonstrators showed up while the city council held a work session Tuesday to hear from members of the state oil and gas commission about new environmental restrictions on drilling.
Oil companies have expressed interest in drilling wells in neighborhoods within the city limits, including areas near Banning Lewis Ranch and Flying Horse Ranch.
Protesters want the council to block drilling that needs hydraulic fracturing using chemicals to get to the resources because of concerns about air and water pollution.
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.