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Gas Fracing of Marcellus Shalein Wayne County, PA<br />A brief look at the Risks and Benefits<br />
What is Gas Fracing?<br />A graphic illustrating how hydraulic fracturing is conducted in the Marcellus Shale. Created by ...
Why Wayne County?<br /><ul><li>Dense Marcellus Shale = More Gas
Undeveloped Land
Forests
Farmlands
Economically Depressed </li></ul>      Area (U.S. Census, 2010)<br /><ul><li>High Success in</li></ul> neighboring<br /> D...
New Business for Hotels & Restaurants<br />How Would Wayne Co. Benefit?<br />Job Creation<br />Wealth for Land Owners<br /...
Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious?<br />Environmental Concerns<br />Site Clearing<br /><ul><li>Destruction of Natural Habitats
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  1. 1. Gas Fracing of Marcellus Shalein Wayne County, PA<br />A brief look at the Risks and Benefits<br />
  2. 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. 3. Why Wayne County?<br /><ul><li>Dense Marcellus Shale = More Gas
  4. 4. Undeveloped Land
  5. 5. Forests
  6. 6. Farmlands
  7. 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. 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. 9. Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious?<br />Environmental Concerns<br />Site Clearing<br /><ul><li>Destruction of Natural Habitats
  10. 10. Destruction of Outdoor Recreation Areas</li></ul>Water <br /><ul><li>Amount of Water
  11. 11. Waste Water
  12. 12. Aquifer Contamination</li></ul>Air, Noise & Light Pollution<br />
  13. 13. Why Should Wayne Co. Be Cautious?<br />Health<br />Risks<br />Known Chemicals:<br /><ul><li>Kidney Damage
  14. 14. Heart Damage
  15. 15. Blood Damage
  16. 16. Brain Damage</li></ul>Unknown Chemicals:<br /><ul><li> ?
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  19. 19. ?</li></ul>These risks can cause an increase in Health Insurance Premiums.<br />
  20. 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. 21. Why Do I Need Your Help?<br />$<br />
  22. 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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