From Bricker & Eckler's Ohio shale blog:
A recent article in The Vindicator explores the prevalence of commercial ads touting the benefits of Ohio's shale boom.
Such ads commonly emerge during public relations blitzes associated with elections, or following industry-related disasters, but shale-related ads are common now independent of these factors.
Some maintain that the constant advertisements serve as a reminder of how divisive the shale issue is, and that the industry itself has "done foolish things that have increased resistance to it."
Others say the ultimate goal is "most likely aimed at curbing restrictive legislation in statehouses across the country," effectively blurring the line "between promotion and propaganda," the article said.
Click here to read the full Vindicator story by reporter Jamison Cocklin.
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.