The drill down

dc.contributor.advisorDahlby, Tracy
dc.creatorFriel, Katherine Daileyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-14T14:58:30Zen
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2012en
dc.date.updated2014-10-14T14:58:30Zen
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe town of Millerton, Pa., has always been a small, rural farming community. Settled atop of the famed Marcellus Shale in the foothills of the Appalachians, there have always been rumors of natural gas in the hills around town. In 2008, natural gas companies arrived and began drilling. For a select few lucky enough to have property around the gas wells, their arrival means big money. But not all residents will get so lucky. For many folks in Millerton, the arrival of the gas companies means more traffic, more pollution, more crime and more inconvenience without a monthly royalty check to buffer the pain. The sheer amount of natural gas scientists predict is in the Marcellus Shale will forever change how the U.S. and the rest of the world use energy. Politicians tout it as liberation from foreign oil. Scientists see it as an alternative to “dirty” coal. For this small town, natural gas means change. The money the natural gas companies are pumping into this local economy will change the lives of the townsfolk- and the town itself- forever.en
dc.description.departmentJournalism and Mediaen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/26519en
dc.subjectMarcellus Shaleen
dc.subjectPennsylvaniaen
dc.subjectMillertonen
dc.subjectNatural gasen
dc.subjectFrackingen
dc.subjectHydraulic fracturingen
dc.titleThe drill downen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentJournalismen
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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