Press Release

Mark the Date: Resources for the Future and Duke University to Host Seminar

May 12, 2016


Seminar: “How Oil and Gas Development Impacts Local Governments and Communities”
Oil and gas development has increased substantially in the United States over the past decade, largely due to production from low-porosity rock formations subjected to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling. This rapid growth has created a variety of opportunities and challenges for local governments across the country.


Experts at this seminar will explore the key issues facing local governments in this new era. RFF’s Alan Krupnick will describe RFF’s Community Impacts Initiative. Richard Newell and Daniel Raimi from Duke University will present the results of their Shale Public Finance project, which examines the fiscal impacts of oil and gas development on local governments in every major producing region of the United States. The seminar will also feature comments by Aliza Wasserman of the National Governors Association and further discussion with the presenters and the audience on key findings and implications.


May 18, 2016, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EDT


Live: Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW, Washington, DC, 20036
Webcast (Tweet questions using #AskRFF).

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC, that conducts rigorous economic research and analysis to improve environmental and natural resource policy.