1. Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has approved air permits for the state's first electric-producing power plant to burn natural gas, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today.
The 936-megawatt plant will be built by Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., in Bradford County.
The plant would have two units.
The plant will employ 30 workers and 500 workers will be employed during construction.
The company is also prioposing a similar gas-fired plant in Lycoming County.
2. According to Bricker & Eeckler, a Columbus law firm, a Texas-based wll-services company is looking to develop a new facility in New Philadelphia.
Select Energy Services could create up to 100 jobs.
City Council is scheduled to vote Oct. 22 on a proposed three-year income tax break for the firm
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.