Issue Brief

The Health Impacts of the Shale Revolution

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
The shale revolution has dramatically increased drilling activity in both densely and sparsely populated regions of the United States, raising concerns over the health risks of living near oil and gas production sites.
Energy and Electricity
Issue Brief

The Economic Impacts of the Shale Revolution

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
Growth in US natural gas and oil production from shale has had major economic impacts at the local, national, and international levels.
Energy and Electricity
Issue Brief

The Shale Revolution and Earthquakes

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
This brief provides an overview of the key causes of earthquakes related to oil and gas activities, along with how new technologies and policies can reduce the risks.
Energy and Electricity
Issue Brief

The Shale Revolution and Climate Change

Jan 31, 2018 | Daniel Raimi | 2 pp.
This issue brief describes the short- and long-term effects of the US shale revolution on climate change, and the role of government policies in managing those impacts.
Energy and Electricity
Blog Post

Developing Analysis with the Decisionmaking Scale in Mind

Apr 12, 2018 | Ann M. Bartuska
When analyzing the needs of an ecosystem, it is critical to construct the scale of analysis to correspond with the scale of the decisionmaking.
Ecosystems
Blog Post

New Issue of Resources Magazine: Spring 2018

Apr 12, 2018 | Peter Nelson
Read the latest from RFF experts on developing adaptation strategies for coastal ecosystems and agriculture, household demand for flood insurance and NFIP reform options, possibilities for state and regional carbon pricing policies, and more.
Climate Change Ecosystems Risk and Uncertainty
Working Paper

Who Did the Ethanol Tax Credit Benefit? An Event Analysis of Subsidy Incidence

Jun 5, 2018 | David A. Bielen, Richard G. Newell, William A. Pizer | 39 pp.
We estimate the degree to which the US ethanol tax credit benefited different segments of the transportation fuels system, including ethanol producers, corn farmers, gasoline blenders, and consumers.
Transportation
Blog Post

RFF Joins the Group on Earth Observations as a Participating Organization

Apr 11, 2018 | Bethany Mabee
As part of RFF’s long-term commitment to using Earth observations to improve natural resource and environmental decisionmaking, RFF is joining the Group on Earth Observations.
Space
Blog Post

We Need to Take a Longer View of Fuel Economy Standards

Apr 6, 2018 | Virginia McConnell, Alan J. Krupnick
Despite uncertainty on technology and oil prices, policymakers have options to move forward with fuel economy improvements.
Air Quality Climate Change Transportation
Resources Article

How Do Homeowners Value Flood Insurance? Examining a Troubling Contradiction

Apr 6, 2018 | Andrew Royal
Understanding how homeowners think about flood insurance can help lawmakers consider reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program aimed at protecting the most vulnerable populations.
Risk and Uncertainty