Governing shale gas : development, citizen participation and decision making in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe / edited by John Whitton, Matthew Cotton, Ioan M. Charnley-Parry and Kathy Brasier.
Shale energy development is an issue of global importance. The number of reserves globally, and their potential economic return, have increased dramatically in the past decade. Questions abound, however, about the appropriate governance systems to manage the risks of unconventional oil and gas development and the ability for citizens to engage and participate in decisions regarding these systems. Stakeholder participation is essential for the social and political legitimacy of energy extraction and production, what the industry calls a 'social license' to operate. This book attempts to bring together critical themes inherent in the energy governance literature and illustrate them through cases in multiple countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, South Africa, Germany and Poland. These themes include how multiple actors and institutions - industry, governments and regulatory bodies at all scales, communities, opposition movements, and individual landowners - have roles indeveloping, contesting, monitoring, and enforcing practices and regulations within unconventional oil and gas development. Overall, the book proposes a systemic, participatory, community-led approach required to achieve a form of legitimacy that allows communities to derive social priorities by a process of community visioning.This book will be of great relevance to scholars and policy-makers with an interest in shale gas development, and energy policy and governance.
Formatted Contents Note
part, PART I Regulatory development and property rights chapter 1 Introduction: governing shale gas / JOHN WHITTON MATTHEW COTTON KATHRYN BRASIER chapter 2 Regulating unconventional shale gas development in the United States: diverging priorities, overlapping jurisdictions, and asymmetrical data access / BETH KINNE chapter 3 A complex adaptive system or just a tangled mess?: Property rights and shale gas governance in Australia and the US / JEFFREY B. JACQUET, KATHERINE WITT, WILLIAM RIFKIN, chapter 4 Governing unconventional legacies: lessons from the coalbed methane boom in Wyoming / KATHRYN BILLS WALSH AND JULIA H. HAGGERTY chapter 5 Governing shale gas in Germany / ANNETTE ELISABETH TÖLLER AND MICHAEL BÖCHER chapter 6 Experimental regulatory approaches for unconventional gas: the case of urban drilling and local government authority in Texas / MATTHEW FRY CHRISTIAN BRANNSTROM chapter 7 The role of multi- state River Basin Commissions in shale gas governance systems: a comparative analysis of the Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions in the / Marcellus Shale region GRACE WILDERMUTH, JOHN DZWONCZYK, part, PART II Information, communication, scientific assessment and public participation chapter 8 Unlikely allies against fracking: networks of resistance against shale gas development in Poland / ALEKSANDRA LIS AGATA STASIK chapter 9 Community representations of unconventional gas development in Australia, Canada and the United States, and their effect on social licence / HANABETH LUKE DARRICK EVENSEN chapter 10 Evidence- based and participatory processes in support of shale gas policy development in South Africa / GREGORY O. SCHREINER, MEGAN J. D E JAGER, chapter 11 Campus organizing toward the democratization of shale oil and gas governance in higher education / SARAH T. ROMANO AND WENDY HIGHBY chapter 12 Devolved governance and alternative dispute resolution programs: an example from the Bakken / KRISTIN K. SMITH AND JULIA H. HAGGERTY chapter 13 Fracking communities, fractured communication: information transfer and transparency of the energy industry / PEGGY PETRZELKA COLTER ELLIS part, PART III Actor networks, participation and social justice chapter 14 Shale gas governance in the United States, the United Kingdom and Europe: public participation and the role of social justice / JOHN WHITTON AND IOAN CHARNLEY - PARRY chapter 15 Shale gas development in England: a tale of two mineral planning authorities / IMOGEN RATTLE, TUDOR BAKER AND JAMES VAN ALSTINE chapter 16 Community understanding of risk from fracking in the UK and Poland: how democracy- based and justice- based concerns amplify risk perceptions / ANNA SZOLUCHA chapter 17 Seeking common ground in contested energy technology landscapes: insights from a Q- methodology study / MATTHEW DAIRON, JOHN R. PARKINS, AND KATE SHERREN chapter 18 Scientized and sanitized: shale gas in the context of New Brunswick's political history / KELLY BRONSON TOM BECKLEY.