Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Extraction


Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Extraction



Natural resource extraction has been at the heart of economic growth and, for that reason, remains a source of considerable political and economic controversy. Both Pennsylvania and Mozambique are currently experiencing a boom in natural gas exploration while they yet confront the economic, social, and environmental consequences of previous forms of resource extraction. The panel will discuss and compare the two locations, identify commonalities, and see what lessons have been learned.

Panelists include Peter Bechtel ’81, Andorinha Azul Ambiental; Tim Kelsey, Penn State University; Veronica Coptis, Center for Coalfield Justice; Erika Staaf, PennEnvironment; and Julie Vastine (Moderator), Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring.

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natural resource extraction, economic growth, Pennsylvania, Mozambique, natural gas exploration, environment, economy


African Studies | Environmental Policy | Environmental Studies | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy

Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Extraction