Trickle Down Shale Economics Benefit Belmont County, OH

A few weeks ago MDN highlighted the results of a recent survey by Ohio University of local elected officials across 17 counties experiencing the majority of shale activity and development in Ohio (see Survey Says! OU Survey of Local OH Officials on Utica‚Äôs Impacts). Two county officials in Belmont County, OH did not participate in the survey, but agree with it’s findings. That is, Utica Shale drilling is having a major impact on their county.

Here’s a closer look at how drilling in Belmont County is affecting those who live there, including beneficial “trickle down” economics that go along with an infusion of large amounts of money…

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