Don't believe the shale energy naysayers, writes Karl Smith at Forbes.
"A number of prominent economists have poured cold water on the notion that the boom in shale oil and gas is a significant boost to the US economy," Smith writes.
"... Just as importantly the shale boom is exogenous, real and likely deflationary," he writes. "That is, it came out of nowhere, provided actual new resources and if anything caused consumer prices to go down as a result of cheaper gas bills."
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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.