Obama Frack Panel to Weigh Link Between Drilling and Health
Source: New York Times, Mike Soraghan (8/16/11)
"Commission to review available information on the relationship between shale drilling and health."
The leader of the Obama administration's initiative on the safety of shale gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing has commissioned a review of what information is available about the relationship between shale drilling and health.
"We want to see what data is available on connections between the effects of shale drilling on water, the effects of shale drilling on air and public health," said John Deutch, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and chairman of a Department of Energy advisory panel on natural gas. "That will be a very significant area of our future work." . . .View Full Article