A recent study from Cleveland State University looked at the overall impacts of shale gas development in Ohio. It’s probably no surprise that the study found increases in sales tax revenues, as well as growth in permitting and activity and job creation.
Perhaps some day in the future, an academic institution in New York’s Southern Tier will be able to undertake a similar study, and find similar outcomes. But today, we continue to wait for Albany to complete its environmental and public health review of shale gas development. We are wondering if state Commission of Health Shah is considering the adverse health consequences of unemployment and a lack of health care coverage.