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Gas fracing of marcellus shale
Gas fracing of marcellus shale
Gas fracing of marcellus shale
Gas fracing of marcellus shale
Gas fracing of marcellus shale
Gas fracing of marcellus shale
Gas fracing of marcellus shale
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Gas fracing of marcellus shale

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  • 1. Gas Fracing of Marcellus Shalein Wayne County, PA<br />A brief look at the Risks and Benefits<br />
  • 2. What is Gas Fracing?<br />A graphic illustrating how hydraulic fracturing is conducted in the Marcellus Shale. Created by Al Granberg, courtesy of ProPublica. More information available at www.propublica.org/special/hydraulic-fracturing-national.<br />
  • 3. Why Wayne County?<br /><ul><li>Dense Marcellus Shale = More Gas
  • 4. Undeveloped Land
  • 5. Forests
  • 6. Farmlands
  • 7. Economically Depressed </li></ul> Area (U.S. Census, 2010)<br /><ul><li>High Success in</li></ul> neighboring<br /> Delaware <br />County, NY<br />Marcellus Shale Formation<br />
  • 8. New Business for Hotels & Restaurants<br />How Would Wayne Co. Benefit?<br />Job Creation<br />Wealth for Land Owners<br />Economic Boom<br />Economic Boom<br />Increase in State Revenue from Taxes<br />Decrease in Natural Gas Prices<br />
  • 9. Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious?<br />Environmental Concerns<br />Site Clearing<br /><ul><li>Destruction of Natural Habitats
  • 10. Destruction of Outdoor Recreation Areas</li></ul>Water <br /><ul><li>Amount of Water
  • 11. Waste Water
  • 12. Aquifer Contamination</li></ul>Air, Noise & Light Pollution<br />
  • 13. Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious?<br />Health<br />Risks<br />Known Chemicals:<br /><ul><li>Kidney Damage
  • 14. Heart Damage
  • 15. Blood Damage
  • 16. Brain Damage</li></ul>Unknown Chemicals:<br /><ul><li> ?
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  • 19. ?</li></ul>These risks can cause an increase in Health Insurance Premiums.<br />
  • 20. Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious?<br />Clean Up Costs<br />Repair of Roads & Infrastructure<br />Contamination Clean Up<br /> -Soil <br />-Water<br />Site Repair<br /> -Removal of Well & Well Pad<br />-Replanting of Trees<br />
  • 21. Why Do I Need Your Help?<br />$<br />
  • 22. If You Would Like to Know More:<br />Read free online versions of<br /> “Hancock & The Marcellus Shale” <br />http://issuu.com/emilyweidenhof/docs/marcellus_gas_drilling<br />“Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment”<br />http://pa.audubon.org/PDFs/energy_analysis%20report.pdf<br />“Not So Fast, Natural Gas”<br />http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/not-so-fast-natural-gas-why-accelerating-risky-drilling-threatens-america’s-water<br />

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