Read Chapter 1 in your textbook (pp. 1-28)
Read Natural Gas Stirs Hope and Fear in Pennsylvania, a National Geographic Special Report on the Shale Gas Rush. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/10/101022-energy-marcellus-shale-gas-overview/
View Promised Land (2012). Two copies of this DVD are on reserve in the law library or you can check this movie out of your local library. Feel free to watch the movie in groups.
As you read the article and watch the movie identify the various stakeholders. Are there any stakeholders who have been omitted from the article or movie who should be included? What are the interests of the various stakeholders you have identified? How do these interests shape arguments for and against the development of natural gas? What are the commons in this debate? How are the commons similar and different from the fisheries example in your book?
Come prepared to discuss your responses and engage in role play on this issue.