Media Coverage: The Shale Tipping Point

Media Coverage: The Shale Tipping Point
 

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The Shale Tipping Point: The Relationship of Drilling to Crime, Traffic Fatalities, STDS, and Rents in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio
Communities in Pennsylvania experiencing high-intensity Marcellus Shale drilling also are seeing significant increases in crime, housing costs, traffic fatalities and their rate of sexually transmitted diseases, according to an report from the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, The Shale Tipping Point: The Relationship of Drilling to Crime, Traffic Fatalities, STDs, and Rents in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio.

The report examined the relationship between drilling activity in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia counties and the onset of significant human and social service impacts in host communities.

The report found that counties with high-drilling activity saw increases in all four impact areas studied. These impacts did not emerge consistently in counties with less intensive drilling. This finding suggests a potential threshold beyond which multiple impacts occur.

The report received extensive coverage in the media. Below is a summary of the coverage.

Study: More drilling could lead to more crime, traffic deaths and STDs
Beaver County Times

PA Officials Cite Indirect Health Concerns of Fracking
Family Life

Fracking brought spikes in crime, road deaths and STDs to Pa.: report
LancTalk.com

Report: Relationship Of Drilling To Crime, Traffic Fatalities, STDs And Rents
Northcentralpa.com

New report finds link between shale drilling, increase in crime, traffic fatalities and sexually transmitted diseases
Observer-Reporter (Washington & Greene counties)

Report: Relationship Of Drilling To Crime, Traffic Fatalities, STDs And Rents
PA Environment Daily

Fracking brought spikes in crime, road deaths and STDs to Pa.: report
The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News/Pennlive.com 

The Daily Frack – Dec. 19
Pennsylvaniafrack.com 

Fracking brought spikes in crime, road deaths and STDs to Pa.: report
Pennsylvania News (newsinpenn.com)

Wolf Reiterates Fracking Support
Philadelphia Magazine 

Businessman responds to Brewster shale tax proposal
Pittsburgh Tribune Review: 

New Report Looks At Human Impacts Of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling
Radio PA

Fracking brought spikes in crime, road deaths and STDs to Pa.: report
Shalenow.com

New Report Looks At Human Impacts Of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling
Venango County Daily News

Report Claims Negative Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling
WESA 90.5 Radio Pittsburgh

Fracking brought spikes in crime, road deaths and STDs to Pa.: report
WN.com (World News Network)

New Report Documents Human Impacts of Marcellus Shale Drilling in Pa.
Yubanet.com

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