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Homeowners and Gas Drilling Leases: Boon or Bust?

Filed in E-Library, Economic Impact by on February 11, 2014
Homeowners and Gas Drilling Leases: Boon or Bust?

Many homeowners and farmers in need of cash are inclined sign leasing agreements with gas companies. In making their argument, gas companies reassure property owners that the drilling processes and chemicals used are safe. Yet aside from arguments about the relative safety of the extraction process are issues not often discussed, such as the owner’s […]

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Economic Value of Marcellus Shale Gas in the Delaware Basin

Filed in E-Library, Economic Impact by on February 11, 2014
Economic Value of Marcellus Shale Gas in the Delaware Basin

In the Delaware Basin, Marcellus shale gas drilling is at the center of a contentious energy-water policy debate that pits gas companies, land owners, and rural towns interested in jobs versus environmental groups, water utilities, and fishermen concerned about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on the quality and quantity of water supplies. This study reviews […]

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Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Estrogen and Androgen Receptor Activities of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Surface and Ground Water in a Drilling-Dense Region

They hypothesized that a selected subset of chemicals used in natural gas drilling operations and also surface and ground water samples collected in a drilling-dense region of Garfield County, CO would exhibit estrogen and androgen receptor activities. Water samples were collected, solid-phase extracted, and measured for estrogen and androgen receptor activities using reporter gene assays […]

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Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania

Filed in Air, E-Library by on February 11, 2014
Estimation of regional air-quality damages from Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania

This letter provides a first-order estimate of conventional air pollutant emissions, and the monetary value of the associated environmental and health damages, from the extraction of unconventional shale gas in Pennsylvania.

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Study finds permafrost thaw, glacier melt releasing methane

Filed in Climate Change, E-Library by on February 11, 2014
Study finds permafrost thaw, glacier melt releasing methane

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found that methane from underground reservoirs are streaming from thawing permafrost and receding glaciers, contributing to the greenhouse gas load in the atmosphere.

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Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Article)

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Article)

Associations between maternal residential proximity to NGD and birth outcomes are examined by calculating inverse distance weighted natural gas well counts within a 10-mile radius of maternal residence to estimate maternal exposure to NGD.

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Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Tables)

Filed in E-Library, Health Impacts by on February 11, 2014
Birth Outcomes and Maternal Residential Proximity to Natural Gas Development in Rural Colorado (Tables)

This document outlines the relationship between birth outcomes and maternal residential proximity to natural gas development in rural Colorado.

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Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Filed in E-Library, Economic Impact by on February 11, 2014
Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

The Delaware River Basin is an economic engine that supplies drinking water to the 1st (New York City) and 7th (Philadelphia) largest metropolitan economies in the United States and supports the largest freshwater port in the world. Therefore, this report’s socioeconomic evaluations of the basin is imperative for populations in the dependent states. 

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Coal Mine Drainage for Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction

Filed in Acid Mine Drainage, E-Library by on February 11, 2014
Coal Mine Drainage for Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction

This event, “Feasibility and Challenges of Using Acid Mine Drainage for Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction,” was held in RAND’s Pittsburgh office on December 14, 2011. With funding from the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), RAND hosted and moderated the round- table and retained full editorial control of the writing and production of these proceedings. The […]

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More evidence for (and against) groundwater contamination by shale gas

Filed in E-Library, Water by on February 11, 2014
More evidence for (and against) groundwater contamination by shale gas

Due to the differences in geological location of Pennsylvania and Arkansas, studies of leakage will differ depending on the state it is recorded in.

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