Arushi Sharma AGA Stays On Top of the Natural Gas Resource Development Discussion

Today, AGA’s President and CEO Dave McCurdy commented on DOE’s Natural Gas Subcommittee final report on safety and environmental recommendations for the shale gas production industry. McCurdy commended the subcommittee for providing recommendations that embrace sustainable environmental practices, energy security and economic opportunity as key considerations in developing our nation’s abundant shale gas resources.

Indeed, the Department of Energy has made a valuable contribution to the public discourse, championing a regional best-practices approach for the production community and encouraging important measurement, monitoring and disclosure-based projects like STRONGER and FracFocus. As EPA moves forward with its 2-year drinking water study, the Department of Interior creates policy for federal lands, and states continue a myriad of cooperative approaches to ensure safe and sustainable shale gas development, we can expect the subcommittee’s recommendations to give an important message of encouragement to all who are dedicated to ensuring that natural gas is produced responsibly, enabling American consumers and our economy to benefit for decades to come.

Check out AGA’s Responsible Natural Gas Resource Development Principles here.

Arushi Sharma

About Arushi Sharma

Arushi Sharma is Associate Counsel, Energy & Environment, in the Regulatory Affairs group at American Gas Association, representing AGA's natural gas distribution member companies on issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Department of Energy, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and other regulatory entities. She also addresses policy initiatives as part of the Policy & Planning Department at AGA, working on issues including responsible shale gas development, tax reform, and judicial developments affecting energy markets, environmental compliance, and administrative procedure. Before joining AGA, Arushi worked for the Chief Counsel for Regulatory Affairs at the National Marine Manufacturers Association and for Tax Counsel at the Tax Foundation. Arushi has spent time in international consulting, banking, publishing, environmental science and law, and tax law and policy fields. Arushi received a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law and bachelors degrees in Economics, International Relations, and Environmental Management from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delhi. You can follow her views and news on natural gas law & policy on her twitter account at @law4natgas
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