This month, Resources for the Future (RFF) released a new report entitled Pathways to Dialogue: What the Experts Say about the Environmental Risks of Shale Gas Development. The report surveys experts from government agencies, industry, academia, and NGOs to identify the priority environmental risks related to shale gas development.
The research indicates a high degree of consensus among experts about which risks need to be most promptly addressed. These “consensus risks” include venting of methane, freshwater withdrawals, and storage and disposal of flowback and produced water.
For RFF’s overview of the key findings, visit their website at bit.ly/RFFptdsg. To view the full report, visit bit.ly/RFFptdsgr.