oil and gas boom http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Oil and gas development hurts local economies in long-run, study says http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/oil-and-gas-development-hurts-local-economies-long-run-study-says <p>The resource curse is real -- and discernible even at the county level -- according to a <a href="http://headwaterseconomics.org/wphw/wp-content/uploads/OilAndGasSpecialization_Manuscript_2013.pdf">new study</a> from the non-profit research group Headwater Economics.<br /><br />Researchers looked at more than 200 counties across six western states, and found that those with above-average oil and gas development over a long period of time had lower per capita incomes, less educational attainment and higher crime rates.<br /> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 00:24:31 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 51511 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Oil and gas development hurts local economies in long-run, study says Converse County wrestles with development planning http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/converse-county-wrestles-development-planning <p>Converse County is one of six counties in Wyoming with no land use regulations. When a proposal to develop zoning came up a decade ago, it went nowhere. But as development associated with the oil and gas boom in the Niobrara explodes, the county is struggling with questions of how to make sure it happens responsibly. And as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, some residents are starting to question the costs of not planning.<br /> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 23:01:50 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 49642 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Converse County wrestles with development planning