Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will be the subject of four programs in the coming week in Tallmadge, Ravenna and Kent.
A program sponsored by the Tallmadge League of Women Voters will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium at Tallmadge Middle School, 484 East Ave.
Speakers will include Jack Shaner, public affairs director of the Columbus-based Ohio Environmental Council, and state Rep. Anthony DeVitis, R-Green.
For more information, contact Marlene Fire at 330-633-3829 or Nancy Treichler at 330-633-6308.
There will be an informational program at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the auditorium at Ravenna High School, 6589 N. Chestnut Ave. (state Route 88).
For more information, call 330-274-8740 or 330-569-7863.
There will be an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kent United Church of Christ, 1400 E. Main St.
It is being sponsored by Concerned Citizens Ohio. Speakers include anti-fracking activists Ron Prosek and Vanessa Pesec.
The Kent Environmental Council will hold the program "Regulating Gas Drilling: Fracturing our Democracy" on Feb. 21.
The program will be held at Kent Presbyterian Church, 1456 E. Main St. There will be a potluck dinner at 6 p.m.; the program will begin at 7:15 p.m.
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.