Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

Goal: To examine public perceptions of unconventional oil and gas development via high volume hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) using nationally representative survey data. Our Energy Policy piece on this topic reached the most downloaded in the journal.

Collaborators: Dylan Bugden, Chris Clarke, Darrick Evensen, Rich Stedman

Selected Publications

Boudet, H. S. (2021).  Getting Closer. Nature Energy 6 (945-946). [Online Article]

Hazboun, S. and H. S. Boudet (2021). Natural gas - friend or foe of the environment? Evaluating the framing contest over natural gas through a public opinion survey in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Sociology. [Online Article]

Zanocco, C., H. S. Boudet, C. E. Clarke, R. Stedman and D. Evensen (2020). NIMBY, YIMBY or something else? Geographies of public perceptions in the Marcellus Shale. Environmental Research Letters 15 (7): 074039. [Online Article]

Clarke, C. E., D. Bugden, D. T. N. Evensen, R. C. Stedman, H. S. Boudet and J. B. Jacquet (2019). Communicating about climate change, natural gas development, and ‘fracking’. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science, Encyclopedia of Climate Communication. Ed. M. Nisbet, S. S. Ho, E. Markowitz, S. O’Neill, M. S. Schafer and J. Thaker. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S. (2019). Public perceptions of and community responses to new energy technologies. Nature Energy 4: 446-455. [Online Article]

Zanocco, C., H. S. Boudet, C. E. Clarke and P. Howe. (2019). Spatial discontinuities in support for hydraulic fracturing: searching for a “Goldilocks Zone.” Society & Natural Resources 32(9): 1065-1072. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., C. Zanocco, C. E. Clarke and P. Howe (2018). The effect of geographic proximity to unconventional oil and gas development on public support for hydraulic fracturing. Risk Analysis 149(3-4): 349-365. [Online Article]

Clarke, C. E., D. Bugden, P. S. Hart, R. C. Stedman, J. B. Jacquet, D. T. N. Evensen and H. S. Boudet (2016). How geographic distance and political ideology interact to influence public perception of unconventional oil/natural gas development. Energy Policy 97: 301-309. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., D. Bugden, C. Zanocco and E. Maibach (2016). The effect of industry activity on public support for “fracking”. Environmental Politics 25(4): 593-612. [Online Article]

Clarke, C. E., P. S. Hart, J. P. Schuldt, D. T. N. Evensen, H. S. Boudet, J. B. Jacquet and R. C. Stedman (2015). Public opinion on energy development: The interplay of issue framing, top-of-mind associations, and political ideology. Energy Policy 81: 131-140. [Online Article]

Boudet, H. S., C. Clarke, D. Bugden, E. Maibach, C. Roser-Renouf and A. Leiserowitz (2014). “Fracking” controversy and communication: Using national survey data to understand public perceptions of hydraulic fracturing. Energy Policy 65: 57-67. [Online Article]