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Unconventional oil and gas: The role of politics and proximity

Political divisions are important in understanding public perceptions of unconventional oil and natural gas development, but so is proximity to drilling activities. New research highlights that, as geographical distance from development areas increases, political ideology becomes more influential in explaining diverging perceptions.

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Figure 1: Perception, distance and ideology.

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Schelly, C. Unconventional oil and gas: The role of politics and proximity. Nat Energy 1, 16163 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.163

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