Research Highlight
The Shale Tipping Point: Drilling's Relationship to Crime, Traffic Fatalities, STDs, and Rents

The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative finds there is significant increases in crime, housing costs, traffic fatalities and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in high-intensity shale drilling communities.

From the States


Groups Urge Fair Oil & Gas Tax for Ohio


Top Five Facts about Drilling & Taxes in PA

West Virginia

A Win-Win Shale Tax Incentive in WV

The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative brings together independent, nonpartisan research and policy organizations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to monitor employment trends, tax policy, economic development, and the community impacts of energy extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale.

Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Keystone Research Center
Fiscal Policy Institute
Policy Matters Ohio
The Commonwealth Institute
West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy