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A natural gas well site in Washington County. The study looked at the economic benefits and the health impacts from the natural gas industry.
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A new study by Carnegie Mellon University finds that in the Pennsylvania-Ohio-West Virginia region, the economic boost from shale gas drilling has been less than the cost of premature deaths caused by pollution from the industry. 

Chesapeake Energy reported there is about $20 billion worth of oil and natural gas reserves under eastern Ohio. Governor Kasich sees this as an opportunity to lead Ohio to an economic revolution... as long as a few issues are addressed. Could Ohio be the model on how to “get things right?â€? This hour we’ll talk about the potential boons and burdens of fracking in Ohio... Next on All Sides with Ann Fisher, right after the news, on 89-seven, NPR News. Guests: