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


Articles/reports reporting on the process and results of surveying a segment of the population about Marcellus shale or gas development in general.

- 1116 - [September 2014] - Ohio Organizing Collaborative, Communities United for Responsible Energy (CURE - "Ohio Shale Country - Listening Project Report"
"Over the course of six months, organizers from the Laborers Local 809 and OOC worked with a team of nearly 40 volunteers to survey 773 people living in the heart of Utica Shale country.
Respondents were asked to talk about their family and personal history in the community where they live, their favorite things about their community and what changes they have noticed since the arrival of shale gas drilling using horizontal hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
The more shale gas wells a community has, the less popular the oil and gas industry appears to be."
- 1475 - [February 26, 2015] - NA, Hilary Boudeta, Christopher Clarkeb, Dylan Bugdena, Edward Maibachb, Connie Roser-Renoufb, Anthony Leiserowitzc - ""Fracking" controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing"
" We conducted a survey of Americans' views on hydraulic fracturing in September 2012.
A majority of Americans have heard little or nothing about hydraulic fracturing.
Many Americans do not know if they support/oppose it or are undecided.
Those who have made a decision are evenly split between support and opposition.
Predictors of support include education, media use and top of mind associations."