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Place-based perceptions of the impacts of fracking along the Marcellus Shale

The findings of this investigation indicate that fracking contributes to a disruption in residents’ sense of place and social identity, generating widespread social stress. Abstract We examined community perspectives and experiences with fracking in Doddridge County, West Virginia, USA as part of a larger assessment to investigate the potential health impacts associated with fracking in …

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Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland

Without adequate safeguards, drilling for natural gas using hydraulic fracturing could harm the health of residents, workers and communities in Western Maryland –> “high likelihood” of gas development causing air pollution that could harm nearby residents as well as drilling crews Bibliography: Donald Milton, Sacoby Wilson, Chengsheng Jiang, Laura Dalemarre, Amir Sapkota, Thurka Sangaramoorthy, and …

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The Social Costs of Fracking

This study is the first detailed, long-term analysis of the social costs of fracking borne by rural Pennsylvania communities. Bibliography: Food & Water Watch The Social Costs of Fracking. A Pennsylvania case study Food & Water Watch, Sept. 18, 2013 Fulltext download See also: Sharon Kelly, Report Exposes Social Costs of Fracking on Rural America. …

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