The Friday morning session of the 2013 Youngstown, Ohio Utica and Natural Gas (YOUNG) Conference & Expo has been canceled because two key speakers will be unable to attend. Organizers said they did not have enough time to bring in replacement speakers.
Thursday's main event, which includes speakers and a big trade show, runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. Wednesday's reception runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Boardman.
Anyone who prepaid for Friday's events will be given a refund, organizers said.
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.