Nationwide study finds that, on average, economic pros outweigh the cons in hydraulic fracturing
A study published by the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) this month found that, on average, the benefits experienced by communities from hydraulic fracturing outweigh the costs. Taking into account effects on housing prices, health and environmental costs, and the effects on local economies, the study found that shale development adds an average welfare gain of about $1,300 to $1,900 per household per year, or as much as...


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