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dc.contributor.authorOlawoyin, Richard
dc.contributor.authorMcGlothlin, Charles
dc.contributor.authorConserve, Donaldson F.
dc.contributor.authorOgutu, Jack
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-06T17:47:06Z
dc.date.available2017-09-06T17:47:06Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-08
dc.identifier.citationOlawoyin, R., McGlothlin, C., Conserve, D. F., & Ogutu, J. (2016). Environmental health risk perception of hydraulic fracturing in the US. Cogent Environmental Science, 2(1), 1209994.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10323/4582
dc.description.abstractThe advent of new technologies such as directional drilling (D2) and the hydraulic fracturing technique (HFtech) has made it possible to enhance energy production from petroleum reserves. The procedures involved have however aroused public sentiments and triggered the debate on the economic importance of petroleum recovery processes. Public perceptions of the environmental health consequences of these processes have been fuzzy. Public survey was conducted using the United States as a case study to foster the development of the most effective policy relative to environmental health sustainability and energy independence. Participants (n = 1243) were surveyed on the prevalence and concerns for HFtech in proxy communities in 2015. Key to the perception inquiry was the knowledge of respondents on HFtech and the concerns relative to the exploration processes. Ordinal logistic regression and Poisson regression (Pλ) were used to interpret the responses obtained from the participants. The study determined mixed public view for HFtech based on the analyses conducted. Young men, on average, had the least degree of concerns, while older residents (60+ years old) are more inclined to have friends who support HFtech in the communities (p-value = 0.082). Through this study, a clearer global profile of perceived public risks can be developed in countries using HFtech, in determining risk acceptability and proper governance for shale gas development. The detailed survey carried out is important for the development of effective strategies for managing risky decisions to emerging energy development issues while balancing the need for a sustainable environment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported through the University Research Committee (URC) Award ($1200) of Oakland University (for the data collection). URC had no role in the preparation of this manuscript or in the decision to publish the findings. The scientific interpretation was not subject to URC’s control. The article received publishing support from the Kresge OA fund.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCogent Environmental Scienceen_US
dc.subjectperceptionen_US
dc.subjectcommunitiesen_US
dc.subjecthydraulic fracturingen_US
dc.subjectoil and gasen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental health impacten_US
dc.titleEnvironmental Health Risk Perception of Hydraulic Fracturing in the USen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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