A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States

Jeffrey B. Jacquet, Anne N. Junod, Dylan Bugden, Grace Wildermuth, Joshua T. Fergen, Kirk Jalbert, Brian Rahm, Paige Hagley, Kathryn J. Brasier, Kai Schafft, Leland Glenna, Timothy Kelsey, Joshua Fershee, David L. Kay, Richard C. Stedman, James Ladlee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

It's been just over a decade since Unconventional Oil and Gas development began in earnest in the Marcellus Shale, a dense shale formation that, along with the deeper and larger Utica Shale, covers much of the mid-Atlantic United States. Since January 2008, approximately 15,939 wells have been drilled and fracked at 5674 sites across these shales. This decennial documents the pace, scale, and stages of actual development and takes stock of the social science on impacts to communities, people, policies, and culture. We have divided this article into the following sections that are categorized both geographically and thematically: Pennsylvania: Heart of the Marcellus Shale Play, focuses on the plethora of social science research that has occurred on impacts to Pennsylvania communities, health, economics, and agricultural production; West Virginia and Ohio: Legacies of Extraction discusses research on the overlapping historical legacies of extractive industries in the region and details results of original research examining perceived impacts to residents amid complex historical natural resource lineages; and New York: Fracking, Culture and Politics examines how the regulatory process to develop the Marcellus Shale affected both the state and nation's culture, politics, and policy as one of the most densely populated regions of the US came to grips with hosting the modern-day Oil and Gas Industry. We conclude with a discussion of emerging research opportunities and directions as a new generation of social scientists document future development in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalExtractive Industries and Society
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

shale
social science
politics
gas industry
agricultural production
social scientist
community
natural resources
oil industry
resident
natural resource
policy
industry
well
health
oil
economics
gas
document

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Economic Geology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Cite this

A decade of Marcellus Shale : Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. / Jacquet, Jeffrey B.; Junod, Anne N.; Bugden, Dylan; Wildermuth, Grace; Fergen, Joshua T.; Jalbert, Kirk; Rahm, Brian; Hagley, Paige; Brasier, Kathryn J.; Schafft, Kai; Glenna, Leland; Kelsey, Timothy; Fershee, Joshua; Kay, David L.; Stedman, Richard C.; Ladlee, James.

In: Extractive Industries and Society, 01.01.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Jacquet, JB, Junod, AN, Bugden, D, Wildermuth, G, Fergen, JT, Jalbert, K, Rahm, B, Hagley, P, Brasier, KJ, Schafft, K, Glenna, L, Kelsey, T, Fershee, J, Kay, DL, Stedman, RC & Ladlee, J 2018, 'A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States', Extractive Industries and Society. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.006
Jacquet, Jeffrey B. ; Junod, Anne N. ; Bugden, Dylan ; Wildermuth, Grace ; Fergen, Joshua T. ; Jalbert, Kirk ; Rahm, Brian ; Hagley, Paige ; Brasier, Kathryn J. ; Schafft, Kai ; Glenna, Leland ; Kelsey, Timothy ; Fershee, Joshua ; Kay, David L. ; Stedman, Richard C. ; Ladlee, James. / A decade of Marcellus Shale : Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. In: Extractive Industries and Society. 2018.
@article{764d20db245a4ce6b088d48b045a0d6f,
title = "A decade of Marcellus Shale: Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States",
abstract = "It's been just over a decade since Unconventional Oil and Gas development began in earnest in the Marcellus Shale, a dense shale formation that, along with the deeper and larger Utica Shale, covers much of the mid-Atlantic United States. Since January 2008, approximately 15,939 wells have been drilled and fracked at 5674 sites across these shales. This decennial documents the pace, scale, and stages of actual development and takes stock of the social science on impacts to communities, people, policies, and culture. We have divided this article into the following sections that are categorized both geographically and thematically: Pennsylvania: Heart of the Marcellus Shale Play, focuses on the plethora of social science research that has occurred on impacts to Pennsylvania communities, health, economics, and agricultural production; West Virginia and Ohio: Legacies of Extraction discusses research on the overlapping historical legacies of extractive industries in the region and details results of original research examining perceived impacts to residents amid complex historical natural resource lineages; and New York: Fracking, Culture and Politics examines how the regulatory process to develop the Marcellus Shale affected both the state and nation's culture, politics, and policy as one of the most densely populated regions of the US came to grips with hosting the modern-day Oil and Gas Industry. We conclude with a discussion of emerging research opportunities and directions as a new generation of social scientists document future development in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.",
author = "Jacquet, {Jeffrey B.} and Junod, {Anne N.} and Dylan Bugden and Grace Wildermuth and Fergen, {Joshua T.} and Kirk Jalbert and Brian Rahm and Paige Hagley and Brasier, {Kathryn J.} and Kai Schafft and Leland Glenna and Timothy Kelsey and Joshua Fershee and Kay, {David L.} and Stedman, {Richard C.} and James Ladlee",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.006",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Extractive Industries and Society",
issn = "2214-790X",
publisher = "Elsevier BV",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A decade of Marcellus Shale

T2 - Impacts to people, policy, and culture from 2008 to 2018 in the Greater Mid-Atlantic region of the United States

AU - Jacquet, Jeffrey B.

AU - Junod, Anne N.

AU - Bugden, Dylan

AU - Wildermuth, Grace

AU - Fergen, Joshua T.

AU - Jalbert, Kirk

AU - Rahm, Brian

AU - Hagley, Paige

AU - Brasier, Kathryn J.

AU - Schafft, Kai

AU - Glenna, Leland

AU - Kelsey, Timothy

AU - Fershee, Joshua

AU - Kay, David L.

AU - Stedman, Richard C.

AU - Ladlee, James

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - It's been just over a decade since Unconventional Oil and Gas development began in earnest in the Marcellus Shale, a dense shale formation that, along with the deeper and larger Utica Shale, covers much of the mid-Atlantic United States. Since January 2008, approximately 15,939 wells have been drilled and fracked at 5674 sites across these shales. This decennial documents the pace, scale, and stages of actual development and takes stock of the social science on impacts to communities, people, policies, and culture. We have divided this article into the following sections that are categorized both geographically and thematically: Pennsylvania: Heart of the Marcellus Shale Play, focuses on the plethora of social science research that has occurred on impacts to Pennsylvania communities, health, economics, and agricultural production; West Virginia and Ohio: Legacies of Extraction discusses research on the overlapping historical legacies of extractive industries in the region and details results of original research examining perceived impacts to residents amid complex historical natural resource lineages; and New York: Fracking, Culture and Politics examines how the regulatory process to develop the Marcellus Shale affected both the state and nation's culture, politics, and policy as one of the most densely populated regions of the US came to grips with hosting the modern-day Oil and Gas Industry. We conclude with a discussion of emerging research opportunities and directions as a new generation of social scientists document future development in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.

AB - It's been just over a decade since Unconventional Oil and Gas development began in earnest in the Marcellus Shale, a dense shale formation that, along with the deeper and larger Utica Shale, covers much of the mid-Atlantic United States. Since January 2008, approximately 15,939 wells have been drilled and fracked at 5674 sites across these shales. This decennial documents the pace, scale, and stages of actual development and takes stock of the social science on impacts to communities, people, policies, and culture. We have divided this article into the following sections that are categorized both geographically and thematically: Pennsylvania: Heart of the Marcellus Shale Play, focuses on the plethora of social science research that has occurred on impacts to Pennsylvania communities, health, economics, and agricultural production; West Virginia and Ohio: Legacies of Extraction discusses research on the overlapping historical legacies of extractive industries in the region and details results of original research examining perceived impacts to residents amid complex historical natural resource lineages; and New York: Fracking, Culture and Politics examines how the regulatory process to develop the Marcellus Shale affected both the state and nation's culture, politics, and policy as one of the most densely populated regions of the US came to grips with hosting the modern-day Oil and Gas Industry. We conclude with a discussion of emerging research opportunities and directions as a new generation of social scientists document future development in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85051812169&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85051812169&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.006

DO - 10.1016/j.exis.2018.06.006

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85051812169

JO - Extractive Industries and Society

JF - Extractive Industries and Society

SN - 2214-790X

ER -