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Shale Gas Governance Center

Shaping the ways we approach energy and our environment.

Shale Gas Governance Center Shale Gas Governance Center

About the Center

The Shale Gas Governance Center promotes research, teaching, and outreach associated with the all-too-critical issue of worldwide energy. Located near the world’s most prolific shale gas formation, the center explores the issues posed by the emergence of today’s shale gas revolution. Its faculty and students maintain the Energy & Environment blog which shares commentary and analysis on E&E issues of public interest.

Our research

Our faculty’s acclaimed research has been used by state policymakers, presented at a meeting of the National Governors Association, and cited in the media, including the BBC and The Wall Street Journal.

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Energy & Environment Blog

The Energy & Environment Blog provides commentary and analysis on E&E issues of public interest. Primary contributors are GSPIA faculty and students.

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Our data

Pennsylvania has seen widespread drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations; the state is the second-largest producer of natural gas in the country. Although drilling can create jobs, it also brings public costs, especially for the jurisdictions where drilling occurs. As a result, the expenditures of local governments near shale formations have increased as drilling has risen.

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People

The GSPIA faculty, affiliated scholars, and fellows you will work with at the Shale Gas Governance Center are some of the leading experts in the field. Their research is at the nexus of environmental policy and practice. 

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