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Title: Mitigating boom town effects of energy development: a survey

Abstract

The problems of boom towns are important to state and national governments as well as to the affected communities. Case studies of small Western communities describe the socio-economic, governmental, and labor-market problems associated with energy-development growth. No entirely satisfactory way to mitigate these problems has emerged, nor is it likely that a single blueprint can be universally applied. The author recommends a needs assessment program with public participation that focuses community attention on areas of post-boom as well as boom factors; a revision of the legal system to deal with rapid growth; the use of revenues to develop an adequate infrastructure; and intergovernmental cooperation. 143 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Public Defender's Office, Clark County, Nevada
OSTI Identifier:
6866766
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6866766
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Energy Law Policy; (United States); Journal Volume: 2:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BOOM TOWNS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION; PLANNING; COMMUNITIES; SURVEYS; COOPERATION; INSTITUTIONAL FACTORS 530100* -- Environmental-Social Aspects of Energy Technologies-- Social & Economic Studies-- (-1989); 290200 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Economics & Sociology

Citation Formats

Myler, G.A. Mitigating boom town effects of energy development: a survey. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Myler, G.A. Mitigating boom town effects of energy development: a survey. United States.
Myler, G.A. Fri . "Mitigating boom town effects of energy development: a survey". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The problems of boom towns are important to state and national governments as well as to the affected communities. Case studies of small Western communities describe the socio-economic, governmental, and labor-market problems associated with energy-development growth. No entirely satisfactory way to mitigate these problems has emerged, nor is it likely that a single blueprint can be universally applied. The author recommends a needs assessment program with public participation that focuses community attention on areas of post-boom as well as boom factors; a revision of the legal system to deal with rapid growth; the use of revenues to develop an adequate infrastructure; and intergovernmental cooperation. 143 references.},
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journal = {J. Energy Law Policy; (United States)},
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year = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982},
month = {Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1982}
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