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Jeffrey Jacquet is a Ph. D. candidate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University; he is a member of Cornell Cooperative Extension's "Marcellus Shale Team" and has examined regional economic trends related to natural gas development in Wyoming, Texas and most recently north-central Pennsylvania.
Studies of energy boomtowns in the ...
Studies of energy boomtowns in the 1980s note that "a majority of the primary stimulus will leak out through the broader regional economy as the local community is not poised to provide the labor, materials, and services needed for rapid industrialization," wrote Jeffrey Jacquet, a Cornell University researcher, about natural gas development in rural Wyoming and its implications for the Marcellus.
The lion's share of money flowing through these economies goes to the extraction of gas, not to the emergency services, local government or municipal infrastructure strained by the influx of workers.
Furthermore, this increase can cause inflation to quadruple, said Jacquet
, causing many non-gas businesses and residents to struggle.
Boomtown studies have revealed it is newcomers who benefit more, on average, than long-term residents, according to Jacquet
Environmental Advocates of New York - Calendar of Events
Jeffrey Jacquet, a graduate student at Cornell University, will discuss possible social and economic implications of drilling in the Marcellus Shale in New York State.
Time: 1:30 - 3:00.
However, long-term plans for water, land ...
However, long-term plans for water, land use and other kinds of development take time, money and consultants that most small towns can't afford, said Jeffrey Jacquet, a Cornell University sociologist who has spent more than eight years studying the impacts of natural gas drilling on small communities from Wyoming to Pennsylvania.
said Three Rivers mirrors other shale play towns where new sales tax income isn't nearly enough to pay for the huge utility and road upgrades that would solve many of the problems.
"For these smaller towns where not much has been going on in terms of big, dramatic changes, this can be a once-in-a-generation event," said Jacquet, the sociologist.
Long-standing community members may lose influence over local events and politics as wealthy newcomers arrive on the scene, he
Crime will increase with the population and, guilty or not, the outsiders will get the blame, Jacquet
This dilemma - hedging against a day when the boom goes bust, hotel rooms empty, jobs disappear, people move away - is common across all boomtowns, Jacquet
Jeffrey Jacquet of ...
Jeffrey Jacquet of Cornell's Department of Natural Resources said gas development firms prefer hiring workers they have used elsewhere and that the workers (imported or local), work 12 hours a day, seven days a week, for two weeks without a break.
Thousands of workers working 84 hours a week for two weeks without a break?