Category Archives: Shale Gas Events

EPI Publishes Peer-Reviewed Article on Fracking in Environmental Science & Technology

EPI Policy Director, Kate Konschnik with Mark Boling of Southwestern Energy has published a peer-reviewed article on approaches to risk mitigation in the shale gas context. The paper will be published as part of a special issue on Shale Gas Development: Risk and Risk … Continue reading

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Kate Konschnik testifies before DOE Task Force

EPI Director, Kate Konschnik, testified yesterday at a FracFocus Task force of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board on shale gas information disclosure. Discussing the tendency of energy companies to claim trade secrets when asked to disclose specific chemicals used in the shale gas … Continue reading

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Kate Konschnik Speaks about Shale Gas Governance at NRC Workshop

On August 15-16, 2013, the National Research Council hosted a workshop on the Governance of Risks of Unconventional Shale Gas Development. Kate Konschnik, EPI Policy Director, spoke about shale gas governance challenges at the workshop. View her talk here.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Laws Panel

One October 16, 2013, the Environmental Policy Initiative and CERES hosted a panel entitled, “Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Laws: Are We Getting the Information We Really Need?” Watch video:

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Policy Initiative Releases Report on Fracking Chemical Disclosure

The Policy Initiative issued “Legal Fractures: Why the Voluntary Chemical Disclosure Registry Fails as a Regulatory Compliance Tool,” a report questioning the reliance of eleven states on a third party website for oil and gas industry reporting requirements. The two-year-old … Continue reading

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