Cost of living increases, as do rents, which impacts low income families and seniors. Stress on health care systems increase. Property values decrease, and getting mortgages or insurance may prove difficult. Farming, fishing, hunting, tourism and agriculture suffer losses. Shale gas is a boom-bust economy that leaves areas worse off.
- “How shale gas extraction affects drilling localities: Lessons for regional and city policy makers.” Christopherson, Susan and Ned Rightor (2012).
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