Democratic participation and inequitable outcomes: evaluating the social costs of hydraulic fracturing in Colorado
In 2013, the topic of hydraulic fracturing is a highly contested debate in Colorado among community members, elected officials, and energy companies as considerations for energy independence, economic stimulation, and cleaner fuel alternatives are balanced against the need for public health and environmental protections. Natural gas development is rapidly expanding throughout a number of densely populated communities located along the Front Range. Ms. Collins has been conducting exploratory research examining the impacts of drilling since November 2011. This presentation will report on her ongoing ...
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