About NARDeP
Featured Information: Hydraulic Fracturing
Information for Land Owners
Concerned Citizens Resources
Information for Local Governments
Resources for Policy Makers
- Press Clippings: Fracking in the News

About NARDeP
The National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP) was formed by the Regional Rural Development Centers in response to the increasingly contentious and complex agricultural and rural development policy issues. 

The new Center is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under a competitive grant, and works with the land-grant college and university system and other national organizations, agencies, and experts to develop and deliver timely policy-relevant information around the following broad thematic areas: 1) farm and agriculture sectors; 2) the environment; 3) rural families, households, and economies; and 4) consumers, food, and nutrition.

Hydraulic facturing rig in ColoradoFeatured Information: Hydraulic Fracturing
Landowners, community leaders, and others are asking questions about the recent surge in natural gas extraction activities in rural America. We have collected here a few resource pieces developed by colleagues around the nation.

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Information for Land Owners
Landowner Guidelines for Evaluating Oil and Gas Production Contracts
By David B. Schweikhardt and Stephen B. Harsh, Michigan State University

WEBINAR: What a Landowner Needs to Know about Oil and Gas Leasing
By Curtis Talley Jr., Michigan State University Extension

Landowner Information for Oil and Gas Leasing
By Curtis Talley Jr., Michigan State University Extension

Right of way Information for Landowners
By Curtis Talley Jr., Michigan State University Extension

Michigan State University Extension Oil & Gas Web Portal
Michigan State University Extension maintains an active website on oil and gas and also publishes a newsletter. 

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Concerned Citizens Resources
Right of Way Information for Pipelines, Power Lines, etc. 
By Curtis Talley Jr., Michigan State University Extension

Assessing Opportunities and Barriers to Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Natural Gas Development in Utah's Uintah Basin
By Brian Gentry, Utah State University; Douglas Jackson-Smith, Utah State University; Lorien Belton, Utah State University; and Gene L. Theodori, Sam Houston State University

Energy Resources and Natural Environments Survey of Texans: An Illustrative Summary
By Gene L. Theodori and Holly Lyke-Ho-Gland, Sam Houston State University

Quality of Life and Energy Production in Johnson County, Texas: An Illustrative Summary
By Gene L. Theordori, Sam Houston State University

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Information for Local Governments
Local Leaders Perceptions of Energy Development in the Barnett Shale (PDF)
By Brooklyn J. Anderson, Mississippi State University, and Gene L. Theodori, Sam Houston State University

By adopting low-impact technologies, industry can change perceptions, open off-limits acerage
By Richard C. Haut, Houston Advanced Research Center; David Burnett, Texas A&M University; Tom Williams, TerraPlatforms; and Gene Theordori, Sam Houston State University

The Paradox of Public Opinion on Energy Development
By Gene L. Theodori, Sam Houston State University

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Resources for Policy Makers
RFF Releases Review of Shale Gas Regulations by State

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Press Clippings: Fracking in the News
An unconventional bonanza
A special report on natural gas from The Economist

Bradford County to hold "convention"on gas impact fee
By James Loewenstein, The Daily Review

UT Energy Institute report offers fracturing facts
By Stewart Doreen, Houston Chronicle

Land group to negotiate with oil, gas firms
Source: Mansfield News

Port authority sees opportunities
By Kevin Pierson, The Marietta Times

Property owners lobby to lift drilling ban along the Delaware River
By Susan Phillips, StateImpact

DRBC: Pass natural gas or get out the way!
By Bill desRosiers, Energy In Depth

Lawrenceville, Pa. facility to recycle drilling wastewater
By Derrick Ek, Corning Leader

Let's embrace the Marcellus Shale opportunity
By John Holko, Rochester Business Journal 

Penn State report more bad news for pro-drillers
By Steve Israel, Times-Herald Record

Perry County residents mull getting in on shale leases
By Hannah Sparling, NewarkAdvocate

Study touts economic benefits of shale drilling in Maryland

Ohio exotic animals preserve leased for drilling
Associated Press

UGI Energy Services to partner on $1B Marcellus pipeline
By Jim T. Ryan, CPBJNow. com

Bill Clinton on Keystone XL Pipeline: 'Embrace' It
By Darius Dixon and Dan Berman,

WGL Holdings announces plans to develop 200-mile interstate pipeline with UGI Energy Services, Inc. and Ienergy

How shale gas fits into the nation's plans
By Paul J. Gough, Pittsburgh Business Times

Tribune-Review: Drilling feeds Washington County's development boom
By Rachel Weaver, Tribune-Review

API suggests single agency coordinate federal frac rule proposals
By Nick Snow, Oil and Gas Journal 

Canadian oil sands producers form environmental alliance

Obama asks Congress to vote down oil industry tax breaks

By Andrew Restuccia, E2 Wire

Climbing costs weaken natural gas supplies
By Richard Mervyn, IndustryLeaders Magazine

Gas drilling impact fee remains sticking point in Pennsylvania
By Brad Bumstead, Tribune-Review

Shell hosts shale meeting: Residents want safety guarantees from fracking
By Felicia A. Petro, Allied News

Study predicts 65,000 Ohio jobs
By Casey Junkins, The Intelligencer

Natural gas compressor station in my backyard? You bet!
By FEED - Energy in Depth Northeast Marcellus Initiative in Gas Industry

UGI to cut gas prices by 4.3%, credits increased gas production
By Nick Malawskey, The Patriot-News

Oil and gas industry pushes back on Obama tax plan
By Katey Ackley, Roll Call

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