12 Aug '11, 6pm

DOE panel finds natural gas production presents serious risks to public health and the environment

The Subcommittee recommends the creation of a shale gas industry production organization dedicated to continuous improvement of best practice through development of standards, dissemination of these standards, and assessing compliance among its members. As NRDC wrote in our comments to the SGS, we support creation of such an institution, but it should be a third-party organization that is independently organized and managed, such as the Forest Stewardship Council and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification systems, and include input and oversight from a broad range of stakeholders including government, NGOs, academia, and others. The SGS shies away from any statements about drinking water contamination caused by shale gas operations, yet state regulators in Colorado, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Ohio have found a direct causal link between natural gas ...

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