Gas fracing of marcellus shalePresentation Transcript
Gas Fracing of Marcellus Shalein Wayne County, PA A brief look at the Risks and Benefits
What is Gas Fracing? 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.
Why Wayne County?
Dense Marcellus Shale = More Gas
Area (U.S. Census, 2010)
High Success in
neighboring Delaware County, NY Marcellus Shale Formation
New Business for Hotels & Restaurants How Would Wayne Co. Benefit? Job Creation Wealth for Land Owners Economic Boom Economic Boom Increase in State Revenue from Taxes Decrease in Natural Gas Prices
Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious? Environmental Concerns Site Clearing
Destruction of Natural Habitats
Destruction of Outdoor Recreation Areas
Amount of Water
Air, Noise & Light Pollution
Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious? Health Risks Known Chemicals:
These risks can cause an increase in Health Insurance Premiums.
Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious? Clean Up Costs Repair of Roads & Infrastructure Contamination Clean Up -Soil -Water Site Repair -Removal of Well & Well Pad -Replanting of Trees
Why Do I Need Your Help? $
If You Would Like to Know More: Read free online versions of “Hancock & The Marcellus Shale” http://issuu.com/emilyweidenhof/docs/marcellus_gas_drilling “Pennsylvania Energy Impacts Assessment” http://pa.audubon.org/PDFs/energy_analysis%20report.pdf “Not So Fast, Natural Gas” http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tools-and-resources/not-so-fast-natural-gas-why-accelerating-risky-drilling-threatens-america’s-water