Research on Marcellus Drilling Hampered by Lack of Data, Lack of Funding, and Concerns of Bias | StateImpact Pennsylvania

Research on Marcellus Drilling Hampered by Lack of Data, Lack of Funding, and Concerns of Bias | StateImpact Pennsylvania.

County commissioners approve gas industry impacts study – SunGazette.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information – Williamsport-Sun Gazette

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Cornell Professors Say XL Pipeline May Stall U.S. Job Creation | The Cornell Daily Sun

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Study finds coal costly to U.S. economy   – Business – The Charleston Gazette – West Virginia News and Sports –

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Environmental Accounting for Pollution in the United States Economy Nicholas Z. Muller, Robert Mendelsohn and William Nordhaus

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Environmental Accounting for Pollution in the United States Economy
Nicholas Z. Muller, Robert Mendelsohn and William Nordhaus

American Economic Review, 101(5): 1649–75.
DOI:10.1257/aer.101.5.1649

Abstract
This study presents a framework to include environmental externalities into a system of national accounts. The paper estimates the air pollution damages for each industry in the United States. An integrated-assessment model quantifies the marginal damages of air pollution emissions for the US which are multiplied times the quantity of emissions by industry to compute gross damages. Solid waste combustion, sewage treatment, stone quarrying, marinas, and oil and coal-fired power plants have air pollution damages larger than their value added. The largest industrial contributor to external costs is coal-fired electric generation, whose damages range from 0.8 to 5.6 times value added. (JEL E01, L94, Q53, Q56)

Analysis of Frequency, Magnitude and Consequence of Worst-Case Spills From the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline John Stansbury, Ph.D., P.E.keystone_spills.pdf (application/pdf Object)

Analysis of Frequency, Magnitude and Consequence of Worst-Case Spills From the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline
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New shale study refutes Cornell: Marcellus gas better than coal | PennLive.com

New shale study refutes Cornell: Marcellus gas better than coal | PennLive.com.

Natural Gas Watch.org » Natural Gas Watch

Natural Gas Watch.org » Natural Gas Watch.

Gas Drilling Tech Notes – Gas Drilling Tech Notes

Gas Drilling Tech Notes – Gas Drilling Tech Notes.

Waterfront project seeks input from residents | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com

Waterfront project seeks input from residents | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com.

Waterfront project seeks input from residents

5:33 PM, Aug. 6, 2011  |
Written by
Debbie Swartz
dswartz@gannett.com

Those who have an opinion about the recreational use of area rivers are invited to participate in a survey that will be used for future planning of the region’s waterways.

The online survey is part of the Broome County Intermunicipal Waterfront Project, which seeks input on recreation use along the Chenango, Delaware, Susquehanna, and Tioughnioga rivers. The survey was developed by the BU Center for Applied Community Research & Development, according to Project Administrator Ruth Lewis.

The survey will be posted throughout the month of August and can be accessed at either the Town of Vestal Parks Department website — Four Rivers Recreational Survey– or at www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXXG7HT.

The survey was developed as a result of the demographic data provided by the project consulting firm, Lewis said.

“By conducting this survey,” she said, “we are hoping to collect current information that applies specifically to the people of Broome County and the Southern Tier, rather than to a census-based population group that Broome County falls into. We are hoping that if a sufficient number of people participate in the survey, we’ll have a more accurate picture of local outdoor recreational practices and preferences.”

The more accurate and comprehensive the data collection, Lewis said, the better able planners will be able to develop long-range plans that are responsive to the needs and wants of the public.

“Thus, we are encouraging everyone to spend a few minutes taking the survey and sharing their views,” she said.

The Broome County Intermunicipal Waterfront Project is funded by a grant from the state’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. Twenty-two municipalities on four rivers are participating in the project, which is an economic development endeavor. The Town of Vestal, working in conjunction with Broome County, is lead agency for the project.

For questions about the waterfront project or the survey, contact Lewis at 748-1514, ext. 388, at 749-4541 or at rlewis@vestalny.com.