Can Volunteers Pick Up the Slack? Efforts to Remedy Knowledge Gaps about the Watershed Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Development

  • Kinchy, Abby J and Perry S
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In this paper, we offer an assessment of this increasingly prevalent model of environmental governance, which relies primarily upon self-funded volunteers to monitor and report environmental impacts. Civil society research appears to offer a promising way to gather environmental data at a time when government agencies are struggling to keep up with a rapidly expanding industry. It is therefore essential to understand the scope of these volunteer projects and to critically consider their role in the larger effort to gather environmental data.

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  • Simona Kinchy, Abby J and Perry

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