University of Wisconsin–Madison

Fracking in Carroll County, Ohio: An impact assessment

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, School District
State(s) All States
Policy Areas Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
This report evaluates the impact of shale industry development in Carroll County, Ohio and argues for policies that optimize the benefits and mitigate costs in the community. Recommendations include the increased taxation of the shale industry, the establishment of local task forces, environmental health monitoring, regulation of flaring, and promotion of local hiring and health insurance provisions.

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