This study documents and analyses the social impacts of fracking and natural gas developments across five locations in England pre-, during and post-development. The primary data were derived from anthropological fieldwork, including interviews and observations, conducted over a period of four years, between 2016 and 2020. The objectives of this study were to: - document the lived experiences of those who lived, worked and protested in the vicinity of gas developments; - establish, analyse and compare the social impact of gas exploration projects across five different locations in England; - identify the affected and other relevant communities as well as any distributional inequalities across different groups of stakeholders; - explore the relationship between natural gas developments and social, psychological, health and political outcomes; - underscore the relevance of social impacts for determining any potential unconventional gas developments and political decision-making in the UK.
The report is available here: https://www.academia.edu/52080042/Shale_Gas_Developments_in_England_Social_impacts_and_comparisons
Dr. Elisabeth N. Moolenaar (she, her, hers)
Term Professor | Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice