Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Geology and Geography
This thesis examines natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation through a case study and research conducted in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Drawing upon the literatures of environmental justice and accumulation by dispossession, this thesis examines the impacts natural gas drilling has on the local community. Themes of economic benefits, leasing procedures, environmental concerns, social fracturing and political power are explored as they relate to the natural gas industry's impact on the local community. Viewed through the theories of accumulation by dispossession and environmental justice, this thesis examines the role resource control plays in the development and exploitation of natural gas.
Spade, Chad F., "Fractured communities: Natural gas, resource control, and social response in Bradford County, PA" (2013). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 144.