Just fracking: a distributive environmental justice analysis of unconventional gas development in Pennsylvania, USA

  title={Just fracking: a distributive environmental justice analysis of unconventional gas development in Pennsylvania, USA},
  author={Emily Clough and Derek Bell},
  journal={Environmental Research Letters},
This letter presents a distributive environmental justice analysis of unconventional gas development in the area of Pennsylvania lying over the Marcellus Shale, the largest shale gas formation in play in the United States. The extraction of shale gas using unconventional wells, which are hydraulically fractured (fracking), has increased dramatically since 2005. As the number of wells has grown, so have concerns about the potential public health effects on nearby communities. These concerns make… 

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