The FracTracker Alliance says it's gathering information to increase awareness about the impact of hydraulic fracturing in Ohio.
Executive Director Brook Lenker says there’s been a dramatic increase in drilling in the past 18 months, with about 300 wells now in the state.
Fracking, which involves high-pressure injection of chemicals underground to free oil and natural gas from rock, has been the source of controversy in Ohio and other states.
Lenker says his group's goal is to be a good resource on the issue, and he hopes Ohioans take an interest and stay informed.
Lenker says from early 2011 until now, Utica shale permits in Ohio increased from just a few per month to more than 30 per month.
The website, fractracker-dot-org, provides mapping and visualization of data and as well a forum for the effects of fracking on the environment and communities.