The Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale: Don’t Jump to Conclusions Jannette Barth. June 3, 2011, Newfield, NY. Sponsored by PAUSE (People Against Unsafe Sources of Energy). Playlist, total duration 94m:43s Download Video and audio here
Economist Jannette Barth, Ph.D was in the town of Newfield in Tompkins County, NY on Friday, June 3rd to speak on the economic impacts of gas drilling in the Marcellus shale. The gas industry touts economic benefits as a reason for communities to welcome its presence, but are the economic benefits as great as the industry claims, and are they worth the risks of environmental damage and transformation of rural regions into industrial zones? Dr. Barth addressed these questions in her talk “Unanswered Questions About the Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale” which was followed by a wide-ranging Q and A period.
Dr. Barth, principal of J.M. Barth & Associates, Inc., has worked in the field of economic research, demand analysis and econometrics for more than thirty years. She has researched and authored several papers on the economics of the natural gas and mining industries which are available for download:
- Unanswered Questions About The Economic Impact of Gas Drilling In the Marcellus Shale: Donâ€™t Jump to ConclusionsMarch 22, 2010
Dr. Barth’s talk was the second in a three-part speaker series “Gas Drilling Awareness for Newfield” sponsored by the the Newfield group People Against Unsafe Sources of Energy (PAUSE). The group can be contacted at Newfield.PAUSE_at_gmail.com