ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES: IMPACT ON RURAL AREAS

This attempt to provide an overview of social, economic and demographic impacts of energy development in rural areas in the Western U.S., identifies major topics related to the impacts and the major aspects of these areas, discusses research findings and suggests emerging generalizations. Research issues and priorities requiring additional analyses and emphases are noted. The first chapter discusses questions relating to the scope of energy developments and to the nature of impacts in rural areas. Chapter 2 introduces the topic of energy resources and the levels of development projected for the immediate future. The historical, social, demographic, and economic context of energy development in the west is discussed in Chapter 3. Employment-related issues surrounding energy development is covered in Chapter 4. The fifth Chapter examines the size, distribution, and characteristics of energy-related populations in impacted areas. Chapter 6, 7, 8 and 9 examine the effects of energy developments on agriculture and business, the cost and revenue structures, community service structures, and the social impacts of energy development related to social structures organization, values, attitudes and perceptions. The interrelationships between many of the above factors are examined in Chapter 10. The policy implications and forms of assistance available for managing impacts are discussed in Chapter 11.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Praeger Publishers, Incorporated

    383 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Murdock, S H
    • LEISTRITZ, F L
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 363 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310336
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM