Report: Exaggerating the Employment Impacts of Shale Drilling: How and Why

Frank Mauro, Michael Wood, Michele Mattingly, Mark Price, Stephen Herzenberg, Sharon Ward |

Exaggerated claims are dispelled in this Reports and Research Papers, which sheds light on the truth behind job growth in the expanding Marcellus Shale industry. Over the last five years, firms with an economic interest in the expansion of drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations ‰ and their allies, supporters, and trade associations ‰ have used a variety of tools and techniques to exaggerate the employment impacts of shale drilling. These strategies have ranged from the use of inappropriate measures, such as data on new hires, to represent job growth to the misleading attribution of all jobs in ‰”ancillary‰” industries to the shale industry.