Unconventional Gas Development in the USA: Exploring the Risk Perception Issues.

  title={Unconventional Gas Development in the USA: Exploring the Risk Perception Issues.},
  author={John D. Graham and John A. Rupp and Olga Schenk},
  journal={Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis},
  volume={35 10},
Unconventional gas development (UGD) is growing rapidly in the United States. Drawing on insights from risk perception and risk governance theories and recent public opinion surveys, we find that UGD is an emerging technology that is likely to be perceived as risky, even though objective risk assessments suggest that risks are low and controllable through best risk management practices. Perceived risk varies significantly depending on the state and locality but perceptions of risk appear to be… CONTINUE READING

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