Timothy Considine, School of Energy Resources Professor of Energy Economics and Director of the Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, University of Wyoming
Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked vast new reserves of natural gas in the United States. Development of these resources is now well under way in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is now beginning in Ohio. This study assesses whether the economic benefits generated by shale energy production justify incurring certain unavoidable environmental costs. This webinar will provide information about:
- The nature of shale energy production and its broader implications for the world energy complex
- Environmental impacts including the frequency of environmental incidents, their severity, and associated remediation efforts, and
- Estimates of the economic benefits and environmental costs of shale energy development.