CSIS: Public acceptance key to US unconventional gas development

Public acceptance of unconventional natural gas development is a critical issue, and the ability to manage risks must be demonstrated, the Center for Strategic & International Studies said in a recent report. "The impacts, both positive and negative, felt by communities from increased production activity and fall into broad social, economic, and environmental categories," CSIS said in one of six "key messages" in the Feb. 13 report, "Realizing the Potential of US Unconventional Natural Gas." The report also noted: • The resource is enormous and readily available, but the industry and regulators are in the early stages of learning how to optimize its value...

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