A Hazy Future: Pennsylvania's Energy Landscape in 2045

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by Sam Rubright, DrPH

FracTracker Alliance released the report: A Hazy Future: Pennsylvania’s Energy Landscape in 2045 on January 10, 2018, which details the potential future impacts of a massive buildout of Marcellus Shale wells and associated natural gas infrastructure.

Industry analysts forecast 47,600 new unconventional oil and gas wells may be drilled in Pennsylvania by 2045, fueling new natural gas power plants and petrochemical facilities in PA and beyond. Based on industry projections and current rates of consumption, FracTracker – a national data-driven non-profit – estimates the buildout would require 583 billion gallons of fresh water, 386 million tons of sand, 798,000 acres of land, 131 billion gallons of liquid waste, 45 million tons of solid waste, and more than 323 million truck trips to drilling sites.

Read more and see the study here.