Speakers and Invited Participants — Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

Speakers and Invited Participants — Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

Environmental and Social Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing and Gas Drilling in the United States: An Integrative Workshop for the Evaluation of the State of Science and Policy

Jan 09, 2012
from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM Reynolds Theatre, Bryan Center, Duke University

Funded by National Science Foundation

Sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and
the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum at the Duke Law School

Background
Advances in drilling technologies and production strategies such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have significantly improved the production of natural gas by stimulating the flow of gas and liquids to and from wells. These new developments have accelerated the shale gas exploitation, which are dramatically changing the energy landscape in the United States. Yet new research is highlighting the environmental risks, economic and social consequences, and consequently the policy that need to make shale-gas extraction as sustainable as possible.

Purposes
The focus of this workshop is to bring together representatives of the different sectors (industry, science, federal agencies, regulators, environmentalists) that will address the environmental and social effects of hydraulic fracturing and shale gas drilling in the United States. The workshop will address the different environmental, legal, and socio-economic components related to hydraulic fracturing and shale gas drilling.

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