“There is a long tradition of industry proponents overselling the economic benefits of pipelines by paying for economic impact studies.”
Dr. Silvia Secchi, Natural Resources Economist, University of Iowa
When government subsidies are on the table, there are real financial incentives for companies to paint a rosy picture of the future benefits of their projects. Unfortunately, the unreasonable assumptions, too often baked into the economic forecasts these companies choose to publicize, produce what Dr. Secchi and other researchers have called “mischievous results” for the communities that host pipeline projects and must live with their impacts long after construction ends
Join us for another in our series of educational webinars!
Thursday , August 25th
7 to 8 pm
Dr. Silvia Secchi, Natural Resource Economist
University of Iowa