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The biggest challenge to fracking is no longer technological – it’s community resistance

Fisk, Jonathan M. (2016) The biggest challenge to fracking is no longer technological – it’s community resistance. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Jul 2016). Website.

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Abstract

The last decade has seen a renaissance in the technology used to extract shale oil and gas. But despite fracking’s positive economic impacts, some communities across the US are deeply opposed to it. Jonathan M. Fisk explores this resistance, writing that a small group of communities have responded to the fracking boom with a variety of blocks, bans and moratoriums, which can in turn spur the centralization of power by state leaders. Much of this opposition to fracking, he comments, stems from the costs local communities bear in the form of pollution and traffic, with the economic benefits tending to go the state.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: Public Policy Group
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Public Policy Group
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 21:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/67758

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