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Effects of Hydrocarbon Extraction on Landscapes of the Appalachian Basin

Categories: Animals/Wildlife,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources,Transportation

http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2015/3064/fs20153064.pdf

Argues that shale-gas and other hydrocarbon mining activities can result in substantial landscape disturbance including the creation of wells, roads, pipelines, and related infrastructure across the Appalachian area. Such changes affect ecosystem function, and the health and distribution of plant and animal species. From the U.S. Geological Survey