The Political Economy of Local Fracking Bans

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Joshua C. Hall ; Christopher Shultz ; E. Frank Stephenson (2015)
  • Subject: fracking bans, spatial autocorrelation
    • jel: jel:H73 | jel:Q48 | jel:R52
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

Concerns about harmful effects arising from the increased use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract underground fuel resources has led to efforts to ban the practice. Many townships in western New York, which lies above the gas-rich Marcellus shale formation, ha... View more
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