This report analyzes recent growth trends in the number of index crimes, arrests and services provided by the Sublette County Sheriff’s Department during years 1995 to 2004.
As New York cited health concerns for an impending statewide fracking ban, a study released Thursday found the effects in Pennsylvania may be far broader than water pollution.
Yet another reason to hate fracking: It’s connected with an increase in STDs, car crashes, drug-related crimes, and sexual assault in areas where the oil and gas industry sets up shop. Or in Vice-speak, fracking workers have “an insatiable appetite for raw sex and hard drugs.”
Comparing the pre-Marcellus breakout period (2006-2007) to post-Marcellus breakout period (2008-2010), there were no consistent increases in Pennsylvania State Police incidents/calls for service or Uniform Crime Report (UCR) arrest statistics in the top Marcellus-active counties.
A 215 page journal that is well worth a read. In this journal many issues are addressed, including the conflicting role of consultants that perform EIA's and have close relationships with the oil and gas industry.
Long-Term Energy Development Headwaters Economics | December 2013
Long-Term Energy Development Has Negative Impacts on Counties
This paper demonstrates that when fossil fuel development plays a prominent, long-term role in local western economies there are negative effects on per capita income, crime rates, and educational attainment.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the relationships between oil and natural gas specialization and socioeconomic well-being during the period 1980 to 2011 in a large sample of counties within the six major oil and gas producing states in the interior U.S. West: Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
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
A growing body of work using varying analytical approaches is yielding estimates of methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain. For shorthand, the resulting emission estimates can be broadly described as top-down or bottom-up. Top-down estimates are determined from measured atmospheric methane enhancements at regional or larger scales.
Report date: July 2015. The exploration of unconventional shale energy reserves and the extensive use of hydraulic fracturing during well stimulation have raised concerns about the potential effects of unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) on the environment.
The Camden Gas Project, operated by AGL Upstream Investments Pty Limited (AGL), is a coal seam gas (CSG) project located to the south of Camden, NSW. The project currently comprises the Rosalind Park Gas Plant (RPGP), 144 coal seam gas wells, and interconnecting gas gathering lines.
Report date: June 2015. The U.S. Congress urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and drinking water.
Limited direct measurements of criteria pollutants emissions and precursors, as well as natural gas constituents, from Marcellus shale gas development activities contribute to uncertainty about their atmospheric impact.
Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are transforming energy production, but their potential environmental effects remain controversial.