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Unpublished Paper
Zoning in the Marcellus Shale Formation
ExpressO (2011)
  • Benjamin L Knauff, Duquesne University
Abstract

The growing practices of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked previously unrealized potential in natural gas-rich shale formations deep underground across the U.S. This growth stands in contrast to lagging regulation of the energy sector. This article explores the potential environmental and health risks of natural gas extraction in shale formations, and the need for legislative changes in Pennsylvania, where activity is rapidly gaining momentum.

Keywords
  • Marcellus Shale,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • natural gas,
  • hydraulic fracturing,
  • fracing,
  • zoning,
  • state parks
Disciplines
Publication Date
May 20, 2011
Citation Information
Benjamin L Knauff. "Zoning in the Marcellus Shale Formation" ExpressO (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/benjamin_knauff/1/