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Still more on S.B. 315

By Bob Downing Published: May 30, 2012

According to the Environmental Defense Fund, Ohio passed the most comprehensive natural gas bill, but it didn't go far enough.

Click here  to read the blog post by the eco-group's Matt Watson on why natural gas extraction remains a threat to the health of Ohioans and the environment.

Watson testified in support of Senate Bill 315, although he urged Ohio legislators to do even more.

In a related move, the grass-roots group Don't Frack Ohio called S.B. 315 "one of the worst fracking laws in the nation."

It said: "The bill heading to Gov. John Kasich's desk fails to reinvest in Ohio communities, fails to adequately protect them from toxic impacts of the fracking industry and fails to help Ohio adress the growing climate chyange."

The bill "means that Ohio will allow bigger health and safety loopholes and ask the gas industry to pay less than almost any other state in the country,"

The bill is awaiting Kasich's signature.

Don't Frack Ohio is supporting a June 17 protest in Columbus.






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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.