Economic Impact of Shale Gas Drilling

Selected Documents Authored by Jannette M. Barth, Ph.D.


Unanswered Questions About The Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale: Don't Jump to Conclusions, March 27, 2010.


North American Shale Gas Plays: More Unanswered Questions (Prepared in Response to Comments by Concerned Citizens of New Brunswick, Canada), January 17, 2011.


The Truth About Those Industry Funded Studies, March 4, 2011.


Brief Statement on the Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale, June 14, 2011.


Testimony Submitted to New York State Senator Gregory Ball on the Economic Impact of Hydrofracking, Katonah Public Library, Katonah, NY, August 23, 2011.


Preliminary Comments and Questions regarding the Economic Assessment Report for the Revised Draft SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program, September 2011.


Testimony Prepared for NYS Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation Hearing on Revised Draft SGEIS governing natural gas drilling Re: Economic Assessment, October 6, 2011.


Letter written in response to October 2011 New York Times story, "Gas Boom Aids Pennsylvania, but Some Worry Over the Risk," October 20, 2011.


Letter written in response to October 2011 ABC news story, "Boom Town: What Brings Thousands of Jobs to One Ohio Town," October 20, 2011.

Verbal Testimony Presented at the DEC public Hearing in TriBeCa, New York City, NY, November 30, 2011.


Letter to Governor Cuomo from Three Concerned Economists, December 14, 2011.

Letter to Commissioner Martens Requesting Extended Public Comment Period for Review of Revised Economic Assessment (With over 100 signatories), December 29, 2011.

Critique of PPI Study on Shale Gas Job Creation, January 2, 2012.

Balance Sheet, January 4, 2012

Comments to the DEC on the Revised SGEIS January 9, 2012.

Comments on IHS Global Insight’s study, “The Economic and Employment Contributions of Shale Gas in the United States,” January 27, 2012.

Texas Shale Gas Economic Impacts May 5, 2012

Comments on the Economic Impact of Shale Gas Exports NERA Study December 11, 2012

Comments on the DEC Draft HVHF Regs December 28, 2012.

Critique of PPI Study on Shale Gas Job Creation January 16, 2012.

Selected Comments on Sage Report January 16, 2013.

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT ON STATE AND LOCAL ECONOMIES: BENEFITS, COSTS, AND UNCERTAINTIES, 2013

"Examining the feasibility of converting New York State's all-purpose energy infrastructure to one using wind, water and sunlight," Jacobson, M.Z. et al., Energy Policy, 2013.

Comments on a report by the Empire Center for New York State Policy May, 2013.

Economic Realities of Shale Gas Development in New York State February 2014.

Comments on 2014 Draft New York State Energy Plan March 21, 2014.

Links to Videos of Selected Lectures, Television Appearances, and Testimony by Dr. Jannette Barth

Selected Lectures:

"Economic Impact of Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale", Newfield, NY

"Impact of Heavy Industrial Use", Town of Ulysses, NY

"How Hydraulic Fracturing Will Impact Rochester"

EPIC Frack Event, Ithaca College

Comments on revised draft SGEIS (Ithaca, NY)

Frackonomics Pt 2

Selected Television Appearances:

WNYC: Inside City Hall Debates Hydrofracking, December 15, 2011

RNNTV: Richard French Live, February 15, 2012

Selected Testimony:

NYS Assembly Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing, October 6, 2011 (Barth testimony starts at 1:21:08)

Senator Greg Ball's public hearing "Getting the Facts on Fracking (Barth Testimony Starts at 30:56)

NY Assembly Hearing on Fracking Regulations-- Panel 4: 1-10-2013