1 Introduction</h5> The rapid development of unconventional sources of oil and natural gas using hydraulic fracturing has generated a great deal of controversy. Supporters have argued that fracking will spur economic growth, lead to more secure domestic energy supplies, and facilitate a rapid transition away from carbon-intensive, coal-based electricity generation ( The Perryman Group, 2008; Considine et al., 2010; Hultman et al., 2011; US Environmental Protection Agency, 2011 ). Opponents have focused on potential adverse impacts on public health, the environment, and communities in close proximity to these energy sources ( Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, 2010; Osborn et al., 2011; Perry, 2012; Stedman et al., 2012 ). Given these conflicts, understanding public support and opposition is critical for planners tasked with addressing siting disputes and other issues ( Boudet and Ortolano, 2010 ); for government agencies attempting to establish appropriate regulations ( New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 2013 ); and for researchers, advocates, and others interested in communicating about potential impacts ( Clarke et al., in press ). Using a nationally representative sample ( N =1061), we examine Americans' perceptions of hydraulic fracturing (i.e. “top of mind” associations); familiarity with the issue; levels
Energy Policy – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2014
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