Much of the public attention on hydraulic fracturing or fracking revolves around the use of toxic chemicals in the fracking fluids and the risk of groundwater contamination.
But more attention needs to be paid to spills and leaks, wastewater management and water withdrawls for fracking, says a new report from the California-based Pacific Institute.
The water issues are shared by stakeholders from government to industry to environmental groups and point to the need for better and more transparent information in order to clearly assess key water-related risks and to develop sound policies to reduce those risks, the non-profit Oakland group says.
Click here to read the study.
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.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.