Significant scientific gaps in a New York state regulatory plan would make drilling fo rshale gas a multi-billion-dollar gamble, according to a new report by two watchdog organizations.
The analysis by New York-based Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy and the Environmental Working Group, based in Washington, D.C., finds that the Cuomo administration deserves some credit for adopting what appears to be a more conservative approach to drilling as reported in the New York Times today.
But state officials have still not resolved the significant scientific gaps.
Click here to read an account of the new report.
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.