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When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom

Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili


This book traces the response of local communities to the shale gas revolution. Rather than cast communities as powerless to respond to oil and gas companies and their landmen, it shows that communities have adapted their local rules and regulations to meet the novel challenges accompanying unconventional gas extraction through fracking. The multidisciplinary perspectives of the book's chapters tie together insights from planners, legal scholars, political scientists, and economists. What emerges is a more nuanced perspective of shale gas development and its impacts on municipalities and resid ... More

Keywords: shale gas revolution, gas extraction, fracking, energy extraction, shale gas production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2022 Print ISBN-13: 9781501760983
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501760983.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabina E. Deitrick, editor
University of Pittsburgh

Ilia Murtazashvili, editor
University of Pittsburgh

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Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili

Part I Governance

1 The Shale Boom in Historical Perspective

Ilia Murtazashvili and Ennio Piano

4 Framing Fracking through Local Lenses

Pamela A. Mischen and Joseph T. Palka Jr.

Part II Planning

Part III Economic Impact

9 Local Labor Markets and Shale Gas

Frederick Tannery and Larry McCarthy

11 The Boom, the Bust, and the Cost of the Cleanup

Nicholas G. McClure, Ion G. Simonides, and Jeremy G. Weber

12 Private and Public Economic Impacts of Fracking in Wyoming

Gavin Roberts and Sandeep Kumar Rangaraju


Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili

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