Volume 89 Issue 33 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 15, 2011

Energy Panel Sees Risks In Gas Drilling

Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: methane, fracking, drilling

Natural gas recovered from shale rock formations has “enormous potential to provide economic and environmental benefits for the country,” but the drilling technology presents a variety of environmental risks that must be addressed, says a report issued last week by an Energy Department advisory committee. The report calls for full disclosure of the chemical constituents of the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking), the process by which water, sand, and chemical additives are pumped . . .

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