The Shale Play Today - April 2013


In This Issue:

- Pa. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Butler Case

- Hydraulic Fracturing - Studies Without End

- Pending Pa. Legislation Gives Incentives for Natural Gas Vehicles

- Atlantic Natural Gas Reserves Estimated to Be Largest in U.S.

- Excerpt from Hydraulic Fracturing - Studies Without End:

I recently "googled" the word "fracking" and got back 14,900,000 hits. Every few days you can find an article in a major newspaper or magazine alerting the public to the potential threat to drinking water or harm to the environment that could result from oil and gas operations that utilize hydraulic fracturing. It seems that so far as the news media are concerned, there is no allegation of threat or harm - regardless of its lack of basis in sound science or empirical data - that's not worth publicizing. This article provides an overview of the myriad studies currently being conducted to assess potential risks from hydraulic fracturing and suggests the possible outcome from all of this research and investigation...

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