A U.S. oil and gas drilling boom fuelled by hydraulic
fracturing technology added about 725,000 jobs between 2005 and 2012, according
to a new study.
Supporters and opponents of fracking have long been debating
the degree to which it benefits the economy versus affecting health and the
Researchers conducting the National Bureau of Economic
Research study analysed data from over 3,000 U.S. counties and determined that
within 100 miles of new production, $1 million of extracted oil and gas generated
$243,000 in wages.
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