Reducing environmental risk associated with Marcellus shale gas fracturing

John Robinson Dewberry Parsippany, NJ This article was written to express a professional opinion regarding the use of available groundwater technology to reduce both real and perceived water quality impacts from shale gas hydraulic fracturing (fracing) operations, particularly in the Marcellus shale. As the natural gas industry marches forward in the Marcellus shale gas play in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio, federal and state agencies struggle with the development of new regulations to protect human health and the environment. In 2011, Pennsylvania greatly modified its Oil and Gas Regulations Code; New York prepared an Oil, Gas, and Solution Mining supplemental draft gen...

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