Oil and Gas Industry Environmental Violations in Pennsylvania and What They Mean for the U.S.
Written by: Jeff Inglis, Frontier Group and John Rumpler, Environment America Research & Policy Center. Winter 2015
This report should be read keeping in mind that it is a "Pro-fracking" report and should be analysed to understand the arguments used by institutions that are in most cases funded by government or the oil and gas industry, or by both. This report was made available in 2012.
The global development of ‘unconventional’ fossil fuels (UFF) such as shale gas has provoked much debate involving scientists,
industry, political decision-makers, environmental groups and civil society.
November 2012 - Commissioner Overview
If someone had said eighteen months ago, that I would be releasing a report on fracking, I would have looked at them in puzzlement. How quickly things change.
Land, water, and air are affected by the Marcellus Shale natural gas extraction process. However, the level of impact on all three vital resources can be alleviated by responsible decision-making of companies, governments, and individuals. All Pennsylvanians can be part of promoting responsible decisions through advocating for carefully written leases, enforceable state and federal regulations, and on-going monitoring.