A High-Risk Energy Boom Sweeps Across North America

Posted: Oct 28, 2010

Written by

KEITH SCHNEIDER, Yale Environment 360

Energy companies are rushing to develop unconventional sources of oil and gas trapped in carbon-rich shales and sands throughout the western United States and Canada. So far, government officials have shown little concern for the environmental consequences of this new fossil-fuel development boom.

[The Natural Resources Law Center is hosting "Shale Plays in the Intermountain West: Legal & Policy Issues," a one‐day symposium that will address the technology, economics, environmental impacts, and regulatory issues associated with shale gas development in the Rocky Mountain region and will facilitate productive dialogue among a wide range of stakeholders and interested parties to guide policy decisions.]

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