Natural gas drilling in the six states that span the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations has produced far fewer new jobs than the industry and its supporters claim and remains a small share of overall employment.
That is the core finding of a new study from the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, a group of research organizations in five states, including the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.
The report injects a much needed dose of reality into the public discourse about shale drilling and job creation. Here are a few of the key findings:
Read a Press Release on the Report
The Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative brings together independent, nonpartisan research and policy organizations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to monitor employment trends and the community impacts of energy extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale, Learn more athttp://www.multistateshale.org
The Keystone Research Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization that promotes a more prosperous and equitable Pennsylvania economy. The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center is a non-partisan policy research project that provides independent, credible analysis on state tax, budget and related policy matters, with attention to the impact of current or proposed policies on working families