Garrett County and Natural Gas - Risks and Benefits

A selection of categorized links to allow one to assess the risks and benefits of gas development in Garrett Conty.

Garrett County Montage

Social Impacts

Social impacts due to the development of natural gas from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

- 1893 - [2014] - The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, Kathryn Brasier, Lisa Davis, Leland Glenna, Tim Kelsey, Diane McLaughlin, Kai Schafft, Kristin Babbie, Catherine Biddle, Anne Delessio - Parson, and Danielle Rhubar - "The Marcellus Shale Impacts Study: Chronicling Social and Economic Change in North Central and Southwest Pennsylvania"
"This research is the first wave of a longitudinal project examining the impacts of Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania. Overall , the research is exploring the social and economic impacts of Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania, focusing on the experiences of four study counties - Bradford, Greene, Lycoming, and Washington - with very high levels of natural gas extraction and related activities."
- 1900 - [May 21, 2015] - Dickenson Press, Andrew Wernette - "Researching the Bakken: Academic gathering highlights Bakken's social, economic trends"
"Subjects such as resident attitudes toward hydraulic fracking and the labor market impacts of energy boom-and-bust cycles were the focus of Dickinson State University’s Bakken Researchers Convening, which began Monday at the Strom Center.
Rob Grunewald, an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, is hosting the event and said he hoped the convention will elaborate on some pertinent issues the Bakken energy industry produced, such as the impact on public infrastructure, demand for government and social services, and local income and wealth"