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Oil and Gas

Exploring the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the oil and gas sector, including research on how shale development affects communities, public finances, greenhouse gas emissions, and more. RFF also hosts the Shale Research Clearinghouse (SHARC), an interactive tool that provides access to the latest research on the positive and negative impacts of oil and gas development, as well as critical reviews of this literature.

The Community Impacts of Oil and Gas Development

Read RFF's research on the local impacts of oil and gas.

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Shale Research Clearinghouse

Explore research on the economic, health, and environmental impacts of oil and gas development.

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