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Marcellus Shale Fracking and Susquehanna River Stakeholder Attitudes: A Five-Year Update

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The Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, USA
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Sustainability 2017, 9(10), 1713; https://doi.org/10.3390/su9101713
Received: 7 September 2017 / Revised: 7 September 2017 / Accepted: 20 September 2017 / Published: 25 September 2017
The attitudes of Susquehanna River stakeholders regarding natural gas hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Marcellus Shale region reflect differing concerns on economic, social, and environmental issues based on gender, education level, and income. The focus on the U.S. State of Pennsylvania section of the Susquehanna River derives from the U.S. States of New York and Maryland, neighbors of Pennsylvania to the immediate north and south, respectively, enacting bans on fracking, while Pennsylvania has catapulted, through Marcellus fracking, to become the second largest natural gas producing state in the U.S. In this Pennsylvania survey, female and more highly educated stakeholders favor a moratorium on fracking, while males and lower income stakeholders support fracking. Of the four categories used to organize the survey, i.e. economic opportunity, health and safety, communities, and energy security, the category of health and safety ranked first in both the 2012 and 2017 survey. View Full-Text
Keywords: hydraulic fracturing; fracking; Marcellus Shale; stakeholders; Susquehanna River; wastewater; natural gas hydraulic fracturing; fracking; Marcellus Shale; stakeholders; Susquehanna River; wastewater; natural gas
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