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Students' perception on the mitigation of earthquake damage due to hydraulic fracturing

Sanson, Kaitlyn

This thesis' purpose was to find students' perceptions in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources on earthquake liability due to hydraulic fracturing. Because there is not as much earthquake insurance offered for homeowners in the state of Oklahoma as there is for oil and natural gas companies, I thought it would be interesting to see what students thought of the situation. There was a survey conducted in the Introduction to Agricultural Economics classes that evaluated those students' views on earthquake liability. The data resulted in information regarding company and homeowner liability. After running regressions on the data and limiting my conclusion to what was statistically significant, I found that there was a negative correlation between company liability and students that have families that work within the industry.