11 Nov '11, 1pm

DOE Panel Issues “Call to Action” on Natural Gas Oversight #Energy

Publication Date: Thu, 2011-11-10 Contact: Mica Odom, (512) 691-3451, [email protected] (Washington, DC – November 10, 2011) A high-level advisory board to Energy Secretary Steven Chu today proposed a focused set of steps for strengthening environmental management in the shale gas industry, following up on its earlier recommendations for increased oversight and transparency with an assessment of their implementation to date and a roadmap for improvement. “Recommendations are only worth the paper they’re printed on if nothing comes of them,” said Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund and one of the panel’s seven members. “Today’s report is a call to action in Washington and in the states to make sure the panel’s recommendations are implemented. It's no simple task to strike a balance between public safety and the development of this crucial energy resource, but it...

Full article: http://www.edf.org/news/doe-panel-issues-call-action-natu...

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