November 22, 2017

Where the Real Jobs Are

New York Times Editorial

The Republicans believe they have President Obama in a box: either he approves a controversial Canadian oil pipeline or they accuse him of depriving the nation of jobs. Mr. Obama can and should push back hard.

This is precisely the moment for him to argue the … Continue reading

Hydrofracking a Boom-bust Endeavor

By SUSAN CHRISTOPHERSON, Times Union

During the yearlong moratorium on high-volume hydraulic fracturing for shale gas, New Yorkers have learned a lot about the environmental impacts of fracking. Yet most people continue to assume that new drilling for natural gas will have significant economic benefits for the state and for … Continue reading

Socioeconomic Value of the Delaware River Basin in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Gerald J. Kauffman, University of Delaware Water Resources Agency

Executive Summary
What do the Guggenheim Museum, Boeing, Sunoco, Campbell’s Soup, DuPont, Wawa, Starbucks, Iron Hill Brewery, Philadelphia Eagles, Camelback Ski Area, Pt. Pleasant Canoe Livery, Salem Nuclear Power Plant, and United States Navy all have in common? They all depend … Continue reading

Where are all the Marcellus Shale jobs? Some say predictions weren’t based in reality.

Bill Toland, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Marcellus Shale field – the mammoth layer of deeply buried natural gas that runs across Pennsylvania and into neighboring Appalachian states – has promised to be an employment generator par excellence, creating tens of thousands of jobs each year in Pennsylvania, and as many as … Continue reading

Disposable workers of the oil and gas fields

If you don’t have a college degree, it’s the best job in the West. Unless you die, unnoticed.

Ray Ring, High Country News

“You’re going to obtain a job. You have to maintain a job,” a Wyoming judge told Joe Laster. “You have the ability to work. You’re a big, … Continue reading