SignificanceYou can read more here.
Energy in Depth was quick to respond to the report on behalf of the oil and gas industry, sharing three points in an effort to invalidate the study's conclusions. Here is a portion of that response:
KEY FACT 1: Looks at old operating environment.
As Andy Revkin of the New York Times pointed out: “It’s important to note that the new study is a snapshot of conditions in 2007 and 2008, before concerns increased about the need for tighter standards for gas and oil drilling operations.” In the oil and gas industry, ignoring a half decade of research and innovation is almost comical, even more so because the researchers suggest that snapshot is somehow indicative of the current operating environment!You can read the rest of that article here.
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