Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

Hydraulic Fracturing In The Marcellus Shale

A supply glut and price collapse in natural gas is slowing down the hydraulic fracturing boom in some areas. How market forces, state regulations and health and environmental concerns are shaping development of the Marcellus Shale.

The Marcellus Shale which lies beneath a number of Northeastern states including Pennsylvania, New York, and West Virginia is thought to be one of the largest known gas fields in the world. Hydraulic fracturing techniques have allowed oil and gas companies to tap into these reserves as never before, and with such success that supplies now exceed demand, and prices are at near record lows. The operations have been a boost to local economies, but there are important environmental and health concerns yet to be addressed: Please join us to discuss natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

Guests

Erik Milito

director of upstream and industry operations, American Petroleum Institute

Amy Harder

reporter, The National Journal

Fred Krupp

president, Environmental Defense Fund

David Brown

toxicologist, and an adviser to the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project

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