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The first hydraulically fractured shale wells were drilled in Pennsylvania and West Virginia nearly a decade ago.

A leaked internal New York State Department of Transportation document suggests that the state is not ready for an estimated increase of up to 1.5 million heavy truck trips per year that could result from natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Author: Stephen Herzenberg, June 2011

“…an increase in new hires does not directly equate to an increase in the total employment count. The new hires count is simply an indication of hiring activity in an industry. Separations, in the form of initial claims (layoffs) or quits, are linked to job destruction and account for the other half of the employment change equation. The balance of hires and separations result in the employment change.”

December 2014. By Mark Price, Luis Basurto, Stephen Herzenberg, Diana Polson, Sharon Ward, and Ellis Wazeter
Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative

This report was released by the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Budget Policy Center, Keystone Research Center, Fiscal Policy Institute in New York, Policy Matters Ohio, West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy, and The Commonwealth Institute in Virginia.

Authors: Brundage, T. L., Jacquet J., Kelsey T.W., Ladlee J.R., Lobdell, J., Lorson, J. F., Michael, L. L., & Murphy, T. B., Pennsylvania State University Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, 2011

Author: Adam Cox

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