8150 Fact-Based Regulation for Environmental Protection in Shale Gas Resource Development

Friday, February 17, 2012: 1:30 PM
Room 202-204 (VCC West Building)
Charles “Chip” Groat , The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Dr. Chip Groat will present highlights from a new study recently completed by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin on hydraulic fracturing. Dr. Groat will discuss study findings relating to reports of groundwater contamination, fugitive air emissions and seismic activity ascribed to hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett, Haynesville and Marcellus Shale plays. Dr. Groat also will discuss report findings on regulatory policies and public perceptions of hydraul
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