Monday, June 18, 2012

Forum in Columbus Will Consider Facts Regarding Fracking and Groundwater

From Oil & Gas Online:

The National Ground Water Association is holding a one-day forum entitled "Hydraulic Fracturing: Scientific and Technical Approaches to Protect Groundwater" June 27, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. 
Some believe the promise of greater energy independence, job growth, and affordable energy supplies locked away in the Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, and Eagle Ford Shale formations overshadow other concerns. Others contend the potential, or perceived potential, for environmental or public health damage is too great a risk to take. Misunderstanding and miscommunication cloud the discussion further. 
This forum will bring together experts to examine and discuss scientific and technical issues regarding hydraulic fracturing including groundwater protection and the potential for impacts to drinking water supplies. 
Speakers and presenters include staff from the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Mineral Resources Management, North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Kentucky Division of Fossil Energy Development, CH2M Hill, and AECOM, among others.

View more information on the event at the National Groundwater Association website by clicking here.

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