There's No Such Thing As a Free Megawatt: The Marcellus Shale as a gateway drug to energy literacy

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The goal of this presentation is to introduce effective questions and provide evidence-based information to build an understanding of science related to the Marcellus Shale, a black shale formation extending deep underground from Ohio and West Virginia northeast into Pennsylvania and southern New York. Recent technological advances and elevated natural gas pricing has made extraction very attractive to natural gas companies. By exploring and discussing changes in the current energy system discussion is encouraged to become aware of the environmental and financial impact of increased natural gas extraction process. Educational levels: Middle school, High school, General public

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Last time updated on 18/06/2013

This paper was published in Digital Library for Earth System Education.

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