Fracking Panel Calls For Stronger Enviro. Safety Measures

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 6:34 PM EST) -- A U.S. Department of Energy panel on Thursday advised regulators and the energy industry to launch a more concerted effort to improve the safety of shale gas development in order to avoid serious environmental consequences and public backlash in the future.

While the Shale Gas Subcommittee of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, in its second and final 90-day report, expressed satisfaction with actions taken so far to reduce the environmental impact of shale fracturing, or fracking, it noted that the progress had been “less than...
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